California officer shoots police dog after it bites his hand

AP News
Posted: Jun 23, 2015 4:58 PM

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area police officer shot and seriously injured a police K-9 after the dog bit his hand.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( ) the shooting happened Tuesday morning in a parking at the Richmond Police Department, about 15 miles north of San Francisco.

Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov says the dog had been inside a patrol vehicle but somehow got out and attacked the officer, who was in street clothes on his way to work. The officer shot the dog once.

The dog's handler was inside the police station at the time.

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The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment. The dog, a Belgian Malinois (MAL'-ehn-wah), is reported in stable condition after being taken to a veterinarian.

The incident is under investigation.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,