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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Lakewood officer wounded by colleague during drug raid

Newsday, NY

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) _ A bullet fired by a Lakewood police officer during a drug raid struck a fellow officer Tuesday night, causing non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Ocean County Executive Assistant Prosecutor Robert Gasser said at least three Lakewood police officers entered a home as part of the county's Drug Strike Force when a dog described as a pit bull terrier jumped on one of the officers, mauling his face.

A second officer shot and killed the dog, but a bullet ricocheted and struck a third officer in the leg. Gasser said that officer was hospitalized with injuries that were not thought to be serious.

Gasser said he had no identifying information about any of the officers, nor the condition of the officer attacked by the dog.


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