Suspicious Person Call Ends In Police Going to Wrong House And Officer, Homeowner, and Dog Shot

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This is one of those stories that make you cringe.

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Reported by the Associated Press.

A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.

The homeowner was also shot in the leg and his dog was killed in what DeKalb County police Chief Cedric Alexander is calling a complicated shooting. Officers fired their weapons, the chief said, but it’s not clear if the homeowner had a gun.

Alexander said his department would typically handle the investigation since it did not involve a fatality, but because of the unusual situation, he asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into it. “We did respond to the wrong residence tonight and then these other circumstances unfolded,” he said.

Alexander said the situation happened like this: A neighborhood resident called 911 at 7:34 p.m. to report a suspicious person and described a home to…

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