4 Arrested in Incident That Wounded Cops

Fleeing suspect, attacking dog lead to police mayhem

By Ida Siegal and Hasani Gittens
|  Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010  |  Updated 9:49 AM EDT
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The scene after a near-deadly shooting in the Bronx

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The scene after a near-deadly shooting in the Bronx

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Two NYPD Officers Shot in The Bronx

One bullet wounded two NYPD officers in a wild police shooting in the Bronx.
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Two cops were wounded in the Bronx Tuesday night in a wild shooting involving a pitbull, a gang of thugs and a ricocheting bullet.

Four people were arrested in connection with the incident, which began when someone called in a tip about drug activity near Davidson Avenue and West Fordham Road around  8 p.m., police said.

Two undercover cops were sent by the location to investigate, but their were confronted by unfriendly locals suspected them of in fact being cops, and continued to harassed them.

That caused plainclothes cops who did identify themselves to come upon the scene to break up the harassment. But, cops say, someone released a pitbull from a basement specifically to attack the cops.

One officer fired at the dog, hitting the animal in the paw. The bullet ricocheted and struck two other cops, officials said. One was hit in the leg and the other was grazed in the face. The suspect police were initially chasing was not hit.

Both were taken to Jacobi Hospital where they were in stable condition.

Three of the suspects face charges that include resisting arrest. Charges against the fourth include reckless endangerment.

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