BROWNSVILLE (WABC) --Tensions escalated as police tried to make an arrest in Brooklyn and it was all caught on camera. One police officer even fired a shot.
It was a dangerous situation in Brownsville and it quickly got way out of control.
People were gathered on the street watching what was happening, and when a dog suddenly got out, an officer fired his gun.
Now residents in Brooklyn are asking why did the officer fire with so many people around?
There was a crowd of people and police officers gathered outside on Pacific Street, watching police activity.
You can see the dog get loose, and at one point he jumps up on a lieutenant, and then it happens.
One officer fires his gun at the dog from point blank range, but completely misses. The crowd was incensed.
"No, no you wrong. You wrong. You're dead *expletive* wrong for that," a person in the crowd said.
"It didn't' dawn on me it was a gun...you almost shot me," said Jason Holley, an eyewitness.
"Are you serious? There are kids out here," a witness said.
"You're at the wrong house," another person yelled.
This all started when police came to the home to arrest someone involved in an earlier incident.
Police acknowledge the person they came to arrest was not in the home. The dog got out, and jumped on the lieutenant, and they fired.
"I'm pretty sure that's not the procedure they teach these guys," a witness said.
The dog was not injured and one person inside the home was arrested for disorderly conduct.