Police officer shot after responding to wrong house

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Chris McKinley

Update: Authorities are saying that the officer was accidentally shot by another officer, not by the homeowner.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A police officer is in critical condition after being shot while responding to the wrong house during an investigation near downtown Atlanta, CBS46 reported.

Someone in the neighborhood called 911 about a suspicious person and possible burglary. No house number was given, so officers responded to a house that fit the description of the home, CBS46 reported.

At least one officer went to the back of the home and noticed that the back door and screen door were both unlocked.

Police say the officers identified themselves, entered the home and there was gunfire.

An officer was shot, in addition to the homeowner and a dog. The dog was killed.

Police quickly realized officers had responded to the wrong house.  Neighbors identified the injured homeowner as Chris McKinley, owner of a media company. He was shot in the leg. His condition is not known.

Investigators were trying to determine who shot whom.

The officer was shot in the thigh and lost a lot of blood. He is in critical condition.

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