CRIME

Police: Dog charged officers who entered wrong house; gunfire injured officer, homeowner

Police say a dog charged officers who entered the wrong Atlanta home searching for a burglar, prompting gunfire that wounded the officer and homeowner and killed the dog.

The initial report released Thursday was written by an officer not present at the shooting.

Officer Benjamin Penrosse wrote that three DeKalb County officers entered the house to investigate after a 911 caller reported a suspicious person Monday evening. They entered the wrong home.

Penrosse said homeowner Christopher McKinley "burst out of a closed door" with a pit bull that charged at police. A neighbor said the dog was a boxer. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the officers opened fire, killing the animal, wounding McKinley and seriously injuring Officer Travis Jones.

The GBI says there's no evidence McKinley did anything illegal.