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Dog shot and injured after biting Boise police officer

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Posted at 10:33 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-16 00:49:56-04

Police say a Boise police officer is receiving medical care after being bitten in the knee by a dog in Boise. The dog involved in the incident was shot three times and is also receiving care. 

It all started around 8:44 p.m., when officers responded to a call about a fight in the front yard of a Boise home. 

Officers responded to the 2200 block of S. Pond St.

There, police say, they attempted to break up a fight between two men, when an officer was bitten by a large dog belonging to one of those men. The bite to the knee cause a serious injury, and officers shot the dog. 

Police say the dog also bit one of the men involved in the fight. 

An investigation is underway, and charges are pending.