Officer Shot On South Side

CBS Chicago

(STMW) — A Chicago Police officer is in good condition after he was inadvertently shot by another officer who was shooting at a “vicious dog” who charged at them in a South Side building Monday night.

The incident happened about 9 p.m., when the Englewood District officers were responding to a call of a burglary in progress in the 1200 block of West 72nd Place, according to a statement from Police News Affairs.

When they reached a second-floor landing, they encountered a “vicious dog” who charged at them, forcing one of the officers to shoot at the animal, the statement said.

The dog was shot, and the other officer also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, according to the statement and law enforcement sources.

The officer, a 42-year-old man, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in good condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez…

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