Milwaukee police officer accidentally shot by fellow officer while responding to fight

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say a 32-year-old officer was accidentally shot by a fellow officer while responding to a call near 35th and Toronto Streets Thursday night, June 1st.

Police say they were called to the scene around 9:40 p.m. for a report of a fight. While on scene, "several vicious dogs affiliated with the residence being investigated, charged the officers."

Shooting at 35th and Toronto

Officials say they attempted to control the dogs with non-lethal means but were unsuccessful. A 28-year-old officer with five-and-a-half years experience discharged his weapon and the 32-year-old officer was inadvertently struck.

The injured officer suffered a non-life threatening injury and is being treated at a local hospital.

Shooting at 35th and Toronto

Shooting at 35th and Toronto

The officer who discharged his weapon will be placed on administrative duty as per policy.

The investigation is ongoing.

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