Wis. officer accidentally shoots fellow officer

A Milwaukee police officer shot and wounded another officer while fending off vicious dogs Thursday night, police said.

The wounded officer was taken to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury, a police department press release said.

The incident happened about 9:40 p.m. in the 4100 block of N. Toronto St. Officers responded to investigate a fight and while there "several vicious dogs affiliated with the residence being investigated, charged the officers," the release said.

"Officers attempted to control the dogs with non-lethal means but were unsuccessful. An officer discharged his service weapon and another officer was inadvertently struck by a bullet."

The injured officer, 32, has five years experience. The officer who fired the shot is 28 with five and a half years experience. That officer is placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated, the release said.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


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