A Brooklyn male was mistakenly shot by two NYPD officers Tuesday morning, while they attempted to fight off his two dogs.
Officials say the officers were working at 68 Himrod St. in Bushwick when one of the dogs, a pitbull, charged at them. They immediately shot at the dog in defense.
The victim, a 22-year-old black male, was caught in the crossfire. He was taken to Kings County Hospital with a gun shot wound in his right leg. He is in stable condition.
Neighbor, Martin Vidal told the New York Post that the other animal is a black dog, and has a history of rage. He says, "The black dog has bit six people already."
The incident occurred around 11am.