Officer Struck by Ricochet Bullet After Sgt. Shoots Dog in North Philadelphia

A police officer and probation officer are in stable condition.


An officer was struck in the hand by a ricochet bullet after a police sergeant shot a dog in North Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia police sergeant, police officer and a probation officer all responded to a home on the 2100 block of North 5th Street around 5 p.m. Thursday to serve a warrant.

While the sergeant and two officers were outside the home, a dog got loose, police said. The dog attacked both the police officer and the probation officer. The sergeant then took out her weapon and fired four shots, killing the dog.

A ricochet bullet struck the police officer's hand, according to officials. The probation officer was also bit in the lower back area by the dog. Both officers were taken to Temple University Hospital where they are in stable condition.

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