Read about a 2009 shooting by a probation officer who fired at a dog

A man claimed to be wounded in 2009 when a Los Angeles County pro­ba­tion of­ficer opened fire at a char­ging pit bull. Pro­sec­utors de­cided that it was un­clear if the man’s in­jur­ies were caused by the gun­fire but that the of­ficer was non­ethe­less jus­ti­fied in shoot­ing at the dog, con­clud­ing that any in­jury to the man was “ac­ci­dent­al and un­avoid­able giv­en the cir­cum­stances.”

Sources: Los Angeles County district attorney’s office