- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say an officer accidentally wounded a man while shooting a dog after it attacked the man and the officer.

Sgt. Jonathan Howard says the incident occurred Thursday outside a convenience store after a person entered the store and told the officer that the dog was attacking people outside.

Howard says the officer went outside, saw the dog attack a 53-year-old man and tried to pull it off. The dog bit the officer in the arm.

Howard says the officer fired at the dog and wounded it, but in the process also accidentally wounded the man in the foot. The man and officer were taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

Animal Care and Control spokeswoman Melissa Gable says the dog was euthanized because of its injuries. She says the medium-size mix had a red collar but no identification tags or microchip.

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