Dog shot after biting Wichita police officer

The Wichita Police Department says its investigating a Tuesday morning emergency call for service that left one officer injured from a dog bite.

At about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a burglary-in-progress call at a home in the 4400 block of East Boston after a resident called 911 to report hearing unusual noises, the WPD says.

Upon arrival, police say, two officers knocked at the front door and the resident opened the front door to allow the officers inside to check the home.

"At that time, a pit bull ran out of the home and bit one of the officers on the leg, causing a laceration requiring stitches and a possible knee sprain," the WPD says.

Police say a second officers fired one shot at the dog, wounding the animal.

"The dog then fled and was later located by a WPD animal control officer," the department says. "The dog has been dog has been taken to an emergency vet for medical care. The tenant was not able to provide shot records of the dog. Following standard procedure involving a dog biting a person, the dog will be quarantined for approximately 10 days."

Police say officers didn't make any arrests on the call as there was no evidence of a break-in. The WPD says the investigation is ongoing.