MOSS POINT, Miss.--A mistake shooting during a drug bust on the coast has left the Moss Point K-9 Officer Cora laid up for two weeks. Police Chief Keith Davis told WLOX narcotics officers were getting ready to bust into a house where they were told there were drugs and vicious dogs. Cora got excited and broke away from her handler. She ran into the house prematurely and mistakenly attacked one of the plain clothes officers who was in on the bust, biting him on the leg.
He thought he was being mauled by one of the vicious dogs they expected to find there, so he shot the dog.
Cora was rushed to the vet, who performed emergency surgery. She is expected to recover and be back at work soon.
The drug bust was still a success, though, with plenty of pot and cocaine seized and at least one person arrested.
Davis said the incident is being investigated and told the TV station that findings would be turned over to the public.