Two Salt Lake police officers were injured Monday during a no-knock search of a downtown house.
One officer was shot in the toe and another was bitten by a pit bull dog that attacked metro narcotics officers who carried a no-knock search warrant as they broke down the door to the house at 134 W. Fourth North, said Lt. Steve Diamond."The dog immediately started chewing on the arm of one of the officers," he said. Three officers then fired at the dog, killing it.
Diamond said one of the bullets went through the dog and into the toe of Sgt. Robert DeWitt. He and officer Morgan Sayes - who was bitten by the dog - were treated and released from Holy Cross Hospital.
Officers had obtained a warrant to search for contraband and controlled substances, Diamond said. One Salt Lake man was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.