By CBSLA Staff

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) –  Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were responding to a vehicle crash in South LA when one of the officers was attacked by what appears to be a stray dog.

The incident occurred at South Figueroa Street and 132nd Street. The officer shot the dog and it ran away. It is now in the hands of animal custody. The condition of the dog is unknown.

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The officer was transported to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

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Police activity in the area is related to the routine investigation of an officer discharging his firearm.

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