- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) - Round Rock police say an officer shot and killed a dog that bit him on the hand and lunged at his throat following a police chase with the animal’s owner.

Police spokeswoman Angelique Myers tells the Austin American-Statesman (https://bit.ly/1CqvscG ) the incident started Sunday morning when the suspect, wanted in connection with a recent car theft, used his vehicle to lunge at officers before taking off. Then, after hitting some electrical wiring at a car wash, the suspect got out of the car with the dog on its leash.

Myers says the suspect then tried to carjack family’s vehicle. That’s when officers used a stun gun to subdue him and the dog attacked the officer.

The suspect was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, evading arrest and attempted kidnapping.


Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com

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