Dog attack leads to police officer being shot in Union Township

UNION TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A Union Township Police Officer is being treated for injuries after being attacked by a dog and shot by another officer on Monday evening.

A short time before 7 p.m., Union Township officers responded to the 1000 block of Old State Route 74 to serve a warrant. When making contact with the resident at the home, officials say a probable pit bull attacked one of the two officers. The officer was unable to free himself from the dog.

The other officer on scene fired one round, hitting the dog. That bullet traveled through the dog and struck the officer that was being attacked.

The officer was transported to University Hospital where he is being treated.

The names of the officers involved have not been released and the incident is being investigated.

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