Officer tries to shoot dog; shoots man in thumb - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Officer tries to shoot dog; shoots man in thumb

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis Police Officer who was trying to shoot a dog accidentally shot a man in the thumb around 10:30 this morning. 

It happened 112 South Greer at Holmes near East High School.

Police tell us a yard man put his pit bulls in the garage of a home and ran an errand.  Another man let the dogs out and they were running loose in the neighborhood.

Police were called.  When they got to the scene, one of the dogs ran at the officer.  The officer tried to shoot the dog when the person was hit. 

Action News 5 has a crew on the scene and will have the latest on this story on Action News 5 at Noon.

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