LAPD officer shoots, wounds family's dog while responding to call in South LA

Los Angeles police speak with family members in South L.A. after an officer shot and wounded a pet dog that allegedly bit another officer. (ANG News)

An LAPD officer shot and wounded a family's pet dog overnight Thursday in South Los Angeles after the animal allegedly bit another officer.

The incident took place outside a home near Normandie Avenue and 45th Street, where two officers were responding to a call in the Vermont Square neighborhood.

After the dog ran out of a house and bit the officer, the officer's partner opened fire.

A woman, apparently the animal's owner, was seen crying at the scene.

According to police, the dog survived and the injured officer is doing fine.
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