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February 21, 2008
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Houston police shoot charging pit bull

By Lindsay Wise
The Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — Police officers shot and killed a pit bull after it charged at them as they searched a northeast Houston home Wednesday afternoon, HPD officials said.

A pair of officers with HPD's narcotics division were carrying out a search warrant at a house in the 10100 block of Cheeves about 3:30 p.m. when they entered a room to find a 31-year-old man, his girlfriend and the pit bull inside, said John Chomiak, HPD spokesman.

The pit bull charged at the officers, who both fired their weapons, Chomiak said.

Animal Control has taken custody of the pit bull, but it was badly injured and did not survive, he said.

The animal's owner, who injured his foot when one of the bullets ricocheted off the floor, was treated at the scene before being detained for questioning, Chomiak said.

The officers and the woman were uninjured, he said.

As is routine in such cases, HPD's homicide and internal affairs divisions will join the Harris County District Attorney's Office in investigating the shooting.

COpyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

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