Fort Wayne Police Officer Accidentally Shot

By Eric Dutkiewicz

Fort Wayne Police Officer Accidentally Shot

June 23, 2012 Updated Jun 23, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A Fort Wayne police officer was accidentally shot early Saturday morning while fending off a pitbull during a domestic battery investigation.

Police were called to the 4100 block of South Anthony Boulevard at 3:48 a.m. on reports of a suspect was possibly armed with a knife.

When officers arrived, police say a pitbull charged the officers. Officers shot the dog, but one of the officers' bullets ricocheted and hit one of the officers in his leg, police say.

The unidentified officer was transported to a hospital in fair condition.

The dog was treated at the scene, though a condition was not given.

No charges were stated in the police department news release, but the Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County's Prosecutor's Office are still investigating.

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