Cop Kills Dog During Raid on Wrong House

House that was supposed to be raided was next door to where the dog lived

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    A Philadelphia Police officer was attacked by a dog when he raided the wrong West Philly house. He shot and killed the dog. (Published Thursday, Feb 24, 2011)

    A Philadelphia Police officer shot and killed a dog at a West Philadelphia residence he mistook for the target of a drug raid.

    The officer entered the wrong home on the 4200 block of Pennsgrove Street Wednesday night when a dog in the house bit the officer on the ankle, according to police. The officer shot his gun four times and killed the dog.

    The target house of the drug raid was next door, according to authorities.

    The officer who was bitten on the ankle was brought to the Presbyterian Hospital. His condition is not yet known.