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An Indiana police officer is in critical but stable condition after she was accidentally shot by her partner while on duty.
The Lafayette Police Department released body camera footage showing Officer Lane Butler, her partner Aaron Wright and a third officer searching a home for a fugitive on January 8.
Officers - Inside - Butler - Camera - Home
After the officers failed to find the suspect inside, Butler is seen on camera exiting the home with Wright following behind her with his gun drawn.
Authorities say that's when a dog inside the home attacked Wright, causing him to fire his gun and strike Butler in the back.
Butler - Bulletproof - Vest - Bullet - Shoulder
Butler was wearing a bulletproof vest, but the bullet hit right above it in her shoulder.
'Our conclusion in this incident was this was not a result of an act of negligence, carelessness or otherwise reckless behavior,' Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly said at a press conference Friday. 'It was accidental.'
Police - Dog - Cage - Wright - Behind
Police say the dog escaped its cage and attacked Wright from behind. In the video the dog can be heard barking loudly before he fired.
Butler immediately collapsed to the ground...
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