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Officer Aiming at Dog Accidentally Shoots Himself

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A South Florida police officer was aiming his gun at a “charging dog” when he accidentally shot himself instead.


A Davie Police officer was handling a “non-criminal” incident at a Davie, Florida mobile home community in the early morning hours of December 20 when he was reportedly charged by a dog.

The unnamed officer “suffered an accidental gunshot wound to the hand when he attempted to shoot at a dog that charged at him,” Davie Police Lt. Mark Leone told The Sun Sentinel.

The dog, a female Boxer, was also grazed by the bullet and is doing fine.

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