PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A detective was shot in the foot in Hazelwood on Friday.
It happened in the 200 block of Tipton Street around 2 p.m., where plainclothes detectives were conducting a drug investigation.READ MORE: More Than $100,000 Raised For Family Of Kara Leo After She Was Struck, Killed By Tree Branch
A dog rushed forward to attack one of the detectives.
The detective’s partner came to his aid, firing his weapon at the dog.
The dog was struck, and the detective being attacked by the dog was also struck in the foot by the gunfire.READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Lawrence and Beaver Counties, Parts Of Ohio
The wounded detective was transported by Paramedics to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital where he was treated and discharged
The dog ran away, but was later found and taken to a veterinary hospital.
That dog’s owner told KDKA he was angry that the dog was shot, and didn’t understand why gunfire was necessary.Pittsburgh Police: Man In Critical Condition After Shooting On North Side
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