BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Baltimore County police officer was involved in a dog shooting earlier Thursday morning.

An officer was in the area of the 200 block of Bowley’s Quarters Road at around 10:19 a.m. following up on a burglary where the owner reported his dog stolen.

The officer went to the house to check up on the case to see if he got his dog back, and learned that it was. The officer was outside talking to the owner of the dog when it ran out of the house.

The dog was inside behind some kind of gate but managed to go through it. The officer backed up and the dog bit him and the officer tried to get out of the way.

The officer then shot the dog.

The officer was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, and the dog was removed by animal control.

The condition of the dog is unknown.

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