An Oklahoma City police officer is still recuperating from injuries he
received after shooting a dog that charged at him earlier this month. In
body-worn camera video released Tuesday, Smith can be seen on the front
porch of the home before walking into the front yard. A few seconds
later, Smith turns and a large, dark dog can be seen running at him.
Smith pulled his handgun and fired four shots at the dog as he tripped
on a curb and fell backwards onto the street. The dog can be heard
whimpering as Smith, down on the ground, groaned several times and
alerted dispatch that he had just shot the dog.