Pit bull killed, four injured in police shooting
Police shooting at a pit bull inside a high-rise New York housing project injured three of their own and the occupant of the apartment.
Police said a woman opened the door of the apartment, allowing the pit bull to charge out. The dog was killed in the shooting that followed, and richocheting bullet fragments slightly injured the woman and three officers, according to The New York Times.
A police department spokesman said that a sergeant and five officers had been sent to the Upper East Side apartment building Wednesday night after someone called 911 and reported an assault. The caller said the assailant had a gun.
The woman who opened the door, and was hit in the arm during the gunfire, was arrested. Police haen’t revealed how many shots were fired.