WATCH: Oklahoma Police Officer Gets Injured After Shooting A Dog That Was Charging At Him

Oklahoma City police on Tuesday released body-worn camera video of an officer shooting a dog in southwest Oklahoma City.

An Oklahoma City police officer is still recuperating from injuries he received after shooting a dog that charged at him earlier this month.

About 2:45 p.m. on April 13, Sgt. Marvin Smith responded to a trouble unknown call at a home in the 1500 block of SW Grand Boulevard.

In body-worn camera video released Tuesday, Smith can be seen on the front porch of the home before walking into the front yard. A few seconds later, Smith turns and a large, dark dog can be seen running at him.

Smith pulled his handgun and fired four shots at the dog as he tripped on a curb and fell backwards onto the street. The dog can be heard whimpering as Smith, down on the ground, groaned several times and alerted dispatch that he had just shot the dog.

Smith, the only officer on scene, was later taken to an Oklahoma City hospital to be treated for his injuries. Officials said Smith, who was not placed on administrative leave, was still recuperating nearly two weeks after the shooting. He was not bitten by the dog.

Officers arriving at the scene attempted to speak with the dog’s owner, but she refused, shutting the door and locking it.

Animal welfare officers later located the injured dog underneath the home, but were unable to capture it.

An officer noted in a police report that where the dog escaped the backyard, the fence was already compromised by being held up by a trash can.

Source: http://newsok.com/article/5592221

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