Unless there are any nearby dogs or small children we can wantonly shoot, in which case I guess that’s our purpose.
The officer tried to shoot a dog that charged at him while in a home in the 1500 block of North Gentry, near 13th and Hillside, at around 6:15 p.m., Officer Paul Cruz said in a statement. The shot missed the dog, the round broke into fragments when it hit a hard floor, and a piece of fragment ricocheted and hit a 9-year-old girl in the forehead just above her right eye.
And for extra “Never call the cops expecting that to help matters” points, …
Officers were responding to a 911 call of a domestic dispute and suicidal person with a gun, and they were told a 33-year-old man in the home had held a gun in his mouth and choked a dog, the statement said.
But the dog was fine when the police arrived, so they took a shot at it just to, I dunno, make sure the dog was harmed or something.
The police officer who responded to a call for help by shooting an innocent child was immediately fired, then arrested and prosecuted for assault with a deadly weapon. Ha ha! Just kidding.
The officer who fired the shot was placed on administrative leave, following protocol, the statement said. The case will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office in addition to an internal review to determine if department policies were followed.
I think we can safely assume the department’s policies will cover this situation. Hell, they manage to cover grenades in baby cribs, I doubt they’ll have any problem with a jacket frag in a little girl’s forehead.