Less than one week after a Wichita Police Department officer fatally shot an innocent citizen in a “swatting” prank, a second officer has been placed on administrative leave after shooting an innocent citizen.
The Wichita Eagle reports an officer attempted to shoot a “mid-size, mixed-breed dog” while responding to a domestic dispute involving a suicidal 33-year-old man.
The officer missed the dog and the bullet fragmanted and ricoheted after hitting a hard floor. A bullet fragmented struck a 9-year-old girl above her right eye.
The victim was one of three children inside the home when the officer opened fire at the dog.
The child was treated and released from a local hospital.
KAKE News reports that the name of the officer was not released.