Police officer shot in north Minneapolis

4:04 PM, Mar 31, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS -- A police officer was shot Friday night in North Minneapolis.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. in the 1600 block of 22nd Avenue North. 

Authorities say Minneapolis police were assisting the Department of Corrections with a fugitive warrant at a nearby home.  We're told the suspect fled out of the back door followed by two pit bulls.  Officers, feeling threatened, fired at the dogs and a bullet struck a veteran officer in the leg.

The officer was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale for treatment.  Police say he's in good condition.

At least one of the pit bulls died at the scene.

No arrests have been made.

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