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Woman injured after Milwaukee officer shoots at dog during investigation

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MILWAUKEE — A 46-year-old Milwaukee woman was injured early Friday morning, April 1st after a Milwaukee police officer fired rounds at a charging pit bull dog during a shots fired investigation on Milwaukee’s south side.

The incident happened at about 5:15 a.m. in an alley in the 2400 block of S. 9th Place after officers were dispatched to the report of shots fired.

During the investigation, one officer fired rounds at a dog charging at him from a yard.  The pit bull was injured as a result of the officer’s actions, along with the dog’s 46-year-old owner, who was struck in the leg by what is believed to be a ricocheting round.

The woman was treated at the scene by medical personnel and released, and has since sought follow-up medical treatment at a local hospital.

Shell casings believed from the shots fired call were found in the alley.

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  • Kayla McNeil

    Please recheck your facts. The pitbull was not charging, but using his own private backyard when the officer entered the yard without warning. He then shot the walking pit bull three times and a woman in cold blood. It’s problematic that journalism is so quick to take the side of the police instead of investigating the full story surrounding this.

    • Jay smith

      Seriously you are telling the news to check their facts!!!! Nothing you posted was the truth and tell us this fact checker where was the dog when it got shot in its yard or in the alley outside it’s yard?

      • Andrew Jehoshaphat

        Dumb dumb. The shell casings in the alley were from the incident the officers were responding to, not from the dog shooting. Maybe your literacy and critical thinking skills need to develop before more sh1t falls from your lips.

      • Jay stack

        Wow another one speaks. You sir are wrong and referring to name calling shows a lack of literacy. Again police reports and the pictures taken are all subject to public record so learn to read and then get the reports and pictures. It is this anti police sentiment that has created a rift between police and the citizens they serve. I encourage those who police bash to attempt to join the department then they can criticize those who serve because they truly know the job and are not arm chair quarterbacking from there fry stations at Mc donalds.

  • Meredith

    This why more citizens should carry if not to protect their own dog if need to from thugs in uniform

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