Cisco officer accidentally shoots himself during pitbull attack

CISCO, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A Cisco police officer accidentally shot himself in the leg during a pitbull attack Saturday.

The Cisco Police Department released a statement that says Officer Thomas Stiles was injured after responding to a call of a pitbull attacking a child in her own yard.

When he arrived on scene, the statement claims the pitbull charged at him, coming around the corner of a house in a full run, so the officer drew his weapon as he backed up and stumbled, causing the firearm to discharge and strike him in the leg. 

The pitbull continued his attack, so Officer Stiles fired his weapon two more times to stop it, according to the statement. It's unclear if the dog was killed or even struck by the bullets. 

Officer Stiles and the child attacked by the pitbull are expected to make a full recovery from their injuries. 

The statement claims, "the owner of the animal stated the dog had never attacked anyone before."

This owner will be held accountable by the City of Cisco for the medical bills of both dog attack victims. 


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