Posted September 1, 2015 9:22 am by Comments

By Bob Owens

DeKalb County police officers work at the scene where an Atlanta-based officer was shot Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015, five miles from Atlanta. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish did not immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Sometimes everything that can go wrong will go wrong, and it looks like Murphy was working overtime last night in Georgia.

A DeKalb County police officer was critically injured, a homeowner injured and dog killed in a shooting Monday night.

Three officers were responding to a report of suspicious person, but instead went to the wrong home in the 1500 block of Boulderwoods Drive, near Bouldercrest Road, Cedric Alexander, director of public safety, said late Monday. Officers weren’t given a street address, but went to a home matching the description given by a 911 caller, Alexander said.

When officers got to the rear of the house, they found an unlocked screen and unlocked door and believed an intruder was inside, according to police. Officers announced their presence, but it wasn’t known how it escalated to gunfire.

Both an officer and a homeowner, whose names were not released, were shot and a dog was killed inside the home, …read more

Source:: Bearing Arms

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