05/25/2007

Illinois officer shoots colleague during pit bull run-in

By Mark Shuman
Special to the Chicago Tribune
 P1 News Report: Mass. officer accidently shot while battling pit bull 

ELGIN, Ill. — An Elgin policeman accidentally shot another Elgin policeman in the leg this afternoon as the two were trying to serve an arrest warrant at an apartment where the only resident at the time was a pit bull.

The wounded officer was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The pit bull was shot and killed.

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