Dog Killed, Officer & Homeowner Wounded When Cops Responded to Wrong Home
Authorities say that a Georgia police officer and a homeowner were injured after cops responded to an emergency at the wrong house.
DeKalb County Public Safety Director Dr. Cedric Alexander said that three police officers responded to a 911 call of a suspicious person lurking near a home. The three cops weren’t given the home’s address and entered the wrong home because it matched a description provided by the 911 caller.
Shots were exchanged, critically injuring a police officer, wounding the homeowner, and killing the homeowner’s dog.
"A lot is yet to be determined here as to what and when shots were fired, how officers received injuries, how the homeowner received injuries. But we did respond to the wrong resident here tonight," Alexander said.
All police officers involved in the incident are now on administrative leave.