A Lawrence, Massachusetts, firefighter is being held without bail after allegedly opening fire inside his home, according to the Essex County DA's Office.
Police were called to the home of Joseph Carberry Tuesday for a domestic incident and were advised he was intoxciated.
Responding officers were approached by a growling dog and heard shots from inside the building.
Police fired at the dog and told Carberry to get control of it, which he did.
As officers took him into custody, Carberry told them he had shot himself in the leg.
He was arraigned at a hospital for Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Disorderly Conduct, and Threats to Commit a Crime.
He is expected in court for a dangerousness hearing Friday. It's not clear if he has an attorney.
The Lawrence Fire Department declined to comment pending the investigation.