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City cop accidentally shot by fellow officer aiming at ‘vicious dog’

Updated: May 7, 2013 12:04AM

A Chicago Police officer was in good condition Monday night after he was inadvertently shot by a fellow officer aiming at a “vicious dog” that charged at them in a South Side building.

About 9 p.m. Monday, the Englewood District officers responded to a call about 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” that was charging at them, forcing one of the officers to shoot at the animal, the statement said.

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

The 42-year-old officer was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez said.

The Police Independent Review Authority is investigating the incident, spokesman Larry Merritt said.

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