ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a police recruit was accidentally shot by an officer during a ride along in south St. Louis Saturday night.
Around 5:45 p.m., two officers and two recruits in training responded to a home in the 7700 block of Alaska for a disturbance call. When officers arrived, they were greeted by a woman and her dog at the door.
Police said officers told the woman to secure the dog but before she could, the dog burst through the door and lunged toward the officers.
One of the officers started firing shots, striking the dog, and one of the bullets hit one of the recruits, a 29-year-old woman, in the wrist.
Police said the recruit is being treated at St. Louis University Hospital and is expected to be OK.
The dog's owner said the dog was shot in the paw and was taken to the Humane Society. The owner said she will be able to pick the dog up from the Humane Society Sunday.
No other officers were injured during the incident.