(New York Daily News) An Ohio police officer accidentally shot a 4-year-old girl in the leg while trying to stop her family's dog from attacking him Friday, authorities said.
Ava Ellis, of Columbus, is expected to make a full recovery, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
The officer, who has not yet been identified, was called over to the girl's house after leaving the home of a neighbor who had earlier been hit by a car, police said.
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Her aunt screamed that Ava's mom had cut herself and needed assistance, police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis told the Dispatch.