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May 07, 2013
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Chicago cop accidentally shot in leg by fellow officer

Responding to a burglary-in-process, an officer fired at a vicious dog, accidentally also shooting his partner

By Rosemar Regina Sobol and Adam Sege
The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was shot in the leg by a fellow officer who had fired at a charging dog Monday night in the Englewood neighborhood, authorities said.

Two officers and a supervisor went to the second-floor landing of the building, where they were confronted by a "vicious dog," according to police.

When the dog charged toward them, an officer fired a single shot that struck the dog and also hit another officer in the thigh, according to a police source. Paramedics took the 42-year-old officer in good condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was treated and released.

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