A Wichita Police officer was attacked by a dog Friday afternoon when he responded to a call that the dog had attacked a woman in south Wichita.
Sgt. Roger Runft says the officer was called to the scene by a 28-year-old woman who said she and her child had been attacked by a dog in south Wichita about 5:15 Friday afternoon.
Runft says the woman told police the dog jumped a six-foot fence while she and her child were out in their yard. When the responding officer arrived on the scene, the dog attacked him as he was trying to get out of his car. Police say the officer used pepper spray on the dog but the attack continued.
Runft said the dog then began to attack a nearby neighbor, followed by another attack on the officer.
When the officer’s pepper spray failed to work a third time, police say he drew his weapon and shot and wounded the dog which then jumped back over the fence and ran back into its own yard.
Animal control officers responded to the scene and took the dog away.
None of those attacked by the dog were injured in the incident.