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A 4-year-old child was struck by a bullet fired from a Columbus Police Officer’s gun in Whitehall.
10TV has confirmed a patrol officer was answering a call on Chandler Drive just after 3 pm. Friday when a family in the area started screaming for help because of a medical emergency.
Columbus Police said the officer responded and as he was trying to help an injured woman, a dog inside the home charged him.
Investigators said the officer shot at the dog but missed and struck the child in the right leg.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
So since he missed then the dog attacked him right?
Or was the dog doing what dogs do and running up to people they don't know to sniff you and what not...
Very sad to hear a little girl was hit.
originally posted by: LoverBoy
a reply to: Cuervo
If it is known then yes they will make entry given the circumstances.
I have only experienced 2 cases where dogs were killed intentionally.
1. 4 year old was attacked by family pitbull inside residence. We arrived and were treating the boy and the dog was trying to get through the screen door. The dog did get through the door and charged us. He was killed. It was justified.
2. A woman had 2 stray dogs pin her against her house. We arrived with police and the dogs attention turned on us. We made it back to our ambulance but they charged an officer and were both killed. Again completely justified.
911 typically will ask if possible to put the dogs up. Usually a family member or patient will do this if possible. If not then at least warn us that the dog can be protective or aggressive. If it comes to me or the dog, I hope the officer there does put the dog down if it charges me trying to hurt me.