A California police officer is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while trying to fire his gun at a pit bull that he says was threatening his life. But, when a local television station arrived on scene, they found a much smaller dog than described, peacefully playing with children.
The officer was serving an eviction notice around 2:00pm last Wednesday when he says a “large dog came at him aggressively.”
However, the dog’s owner and this NBC4 News video tell a different story…
The officer was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries as a result of shooting himself. The dog was not shot or harmed. Animal Control Services did not take the dog, named Precious, into custody as it was determined that neither she or her owner did anything wrong.