IMPD officer shoots dog after being bit while responding to disturbance

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis police officer shot a dog while responding to a disturbance on the city's southeast side early Friday morning. 

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to a house in the 1900 block of Sloan Avenue just after 4 a.m.

Police learned two men were barricaded inside the house when the officer was bit. The officer then shot the dog.

The two people were initially taken into custody, but one was released. 

The officer was taken to the hospital for bites to his leg. There is no word on the dog's condition. 

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