Officers Open Fire After Dogs Attack - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Officers Open Fire After Dogs Attack



    Philadelphia Police responding to a burglary call in North Philly opened fire after being attacked by dogs, according to investigators. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014)

    Two Philadelphia Police officers opened fire overnight while responding to a burglary call.

    According to police, someone released dogs on the officers as they investigated a possible break-in along the 3400 block of N 6th Street in North Philadelphia around 2:30 a.m.

    The officers opened fire, according to investigators.

    The unidentified officers weren’t hurt.

    The gunfire struck at least one dog. The local SPCA treated the animal for undisclosed injuries, according to detectives.

    Police didn't announce any immediate arrests.

    This police-involved shooting came less than two hours after an officer was grazed during a deadly shootout with a suspect in the Tacony section of the city.