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Police Recruit Hit by Ricochet Bullet After Officer Shot at Dog

The recruit who was shot is expected to graduate in October and police say this injury will not impact her graduation.

September 24, 2018 - 4:34 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A 29-year-old St. Louis Police recruit is recovering after being shot in the wrist during a domestic disturbance call Saturday night.

Police say one of the officers in the ride-along, shot at a dog that lunged at them when police responded to the call in the Carondelet neighborhood in south St. Louis.

One of the bullets ricocheted and hit the 29-year-old female recruit in her wrist. She suffered non life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. The dog was also shot and survived.

St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden spoke to local media and said when officers went to the front door a women opened the door and did not restrain a pit bull. The dog lunged at officers and a 31-year-old male officer began shooting at the dog, Hayden said. 

The recruit who was shot is expected to graduate in October and police say this injury will not impact her graduation. The Human Society of Missouri picked up the dog after the incident.