Austin police shoot, kill aggressive dog
Austin police shot and killed a dog while responding to an aggressive animal call Monday night in East Austin.
APD said that they received a call about two dogs romaing the neighborhood near Canterbury Street around 6:30pm. Two officers responded and found two pit bull terrier mixes that were growling at their owner.
Then, according to the report, one of the dogs came agressively towards the officers. One of the officers swung his flashlight at the dog; then sprayed him with mace. When the dog came at the officer a third time, the officer drew his weapon and fired a shot, killing the animal.
The owner took possession of the other dog after the shooting. APD has not released the name of the owner or the police officer who killed the animal, but says no one was injured.
The incident comes a week and two days after APD officer Thomas Griffin shot and killed a dog on East Fifth, after responding to a domestic disturbance call at the wrong address. That incident is still under review by APD.