Pit bull shot, killed after charging resident, officer

Aug. 11, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.
Updated Aug. 11, 2014 at 10:56 p.m.

A pit bull was shot and killed Monday morning after attacking a Victoria police officer in the 600 block of East Brazos Street.

Police responded to a call about 7 a.m. when an unidentified woman said a dog became aggressive with her while she was feeding her animals, according to a police department news release. The dog charged the woman's husband, and she shot the dog once with a .22-caliber handgun, wounding the animal.

When officers arrived at the home, the dog charged an officer and was shot a second time by the officer, which killed the dog, according to the release.

The officer sustained minor injuries from a bite on his lower arm and hand. His name was not released.

The owner of the pit bull was notified, but the owner's name was also not released.

Several residents on several blocks on East Brazos Street said late Monday that they had heard about the dog shooting but had no direct knowledge of the incident.

Efforts to reach the pit bull owner and the woman who initially shot the animal were unsuccessful.



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