Dog bites Wichita officer responding to burglary call, police say

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Wichita police say an officer shot and wounded a pit bull after it bit another officer who was responding to a burglary-in-progress call.

Officers were called at around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to the report in the 4400 block of East Boston, near Harry and Oliver. Police spokesperson Charley Davidson said the tenant called 911 to report hearing unusual noises. 

"Upon arrival, two WPD officers knocked at the front door, and the tenant opened the front door to allow the officers to check the residence," Davidson said in a release. "At that time, a pit bull ran out of the home and bit one of the officers on the leg, causing a laceration requiring stitches and a possible knee sprain."

The second officer fired one shot at the dog, striking it. The dog ran off and was later found by an animal control officer.

Davidson said the dog was taken to an emergency veterinarian for care. 

"The tenant was not able to provide shot records of the dog.  Following standard procedure involving a dog biting a person, the dog will be quarantined for approximately 10 days."

No arrests have been made and there was no evidence of a break-in, Davidson said. The investigation is ongoing.


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