A police officer in Arlington, Texas, accidentally shot and killed a woman while shooting at a stray dog. According to the Arlington Police Department, the shooting took place on August 1 near Cantor Drive and N. Collins Street. The officers and EMS responded to the area to do a welfare check on a woman who was reported to be “passed out” on a grassy area.
An officer located a woman in the grassy area and encountered an unrestrained dog. When the officer called out to the woman, the dog ran towards the officer, barking. A press release explains what happened next:
The officer retreated backwards from the running dog while drawing his duty firearm. The officer discharged his firearm multiple times towards the dog. After the shots were fired, the woman yelled out and it was apparent she was injured.
The woman was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. There is body-worn camera footage of the incident which will be utilized in the investigation. The woman’s name has not yet been released. No word on the fate of the loose dog.
(Image of gun via Pixabay)
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