Angelina Co. deputy shoots, kills dog after bite

Source: KTRE
Source: KTRE

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County deputy was forced to shoot and kill a dog while checking out a disturbance Tuesday evening.

According to the report, the deputy responded to a disturbance on the 200 block of Hughes Street at 5:35 p.m. The deputy learned the person who called the sheriff's office had walked next door to a family's member home and a disturbance ensued. The deputy walked next door to speak to the other party and while leaving that home, he was bit on the leg by a large dog.

When the dog tried to bite him a second time, the deputy shot and killed the dog.

No charges were filed in regard to the disturbance. The deputy was treated for minor wounds at a Lufkin hospital and the dog remains will be tested for rabies.

Sheriff Greg Sanches said the family was not upset that the dog was shot, because the owner saw what happened.

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