ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Authorities say a state trooper fired a shot at a man who was struggling with a police dog after he tried to flee from officers during a traffic stop in Rochester.
State police said Thursday that the incident began Wednesday night when officers attempted to pull over a 38-year-old man who was speeding in a vehicle with no lights on.
Officials say the man stopped in a parking lot and then fled on foot before a pursuing state police K-9 officer sent his dog after the man. Authorities say the man began hitting the dog, leading to the trooper to shoot a single round, which struck a nearby building.
The man was treated at a hospital for a dog bite. The charges against him included resisting arrest and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.