DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Davie officer has shot himself accidentally while attempting to shoot a dog that was charging towards him.
The officer was on a call in the area of Northeast 116th Street and 12th Avenue when authorities said a dog charged towards him at around 2:30 a.m., Friday.
While attempting to shoot at the dog coming towards him, the officer instinctively put his hand out to protect himself. He ended up firing a bullet into his hand.
Another officer helped him tie a belt around his arm to stop the bleeding.
Surveillance footage from a nearby doorbell camera shows additional officers and fire rescue crews arriving on scene as the officer winces in pain.
The officer is currently at the hospital with injuries that are said to be not life-threatening.
The dog was grazed by the bullet and is said to be OK.
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