Round Rock officer shoots, kills dog

(Jackie Vega/KXAN)
(Jackie Vega/KXAN)

ROUND ROCK (KXAN) – A Round Rock police officer shot and killed a pit bull Saturday afternoon, department officials confirmed.

Officers were dispatched to the front yard of a home in the 700 block of Country Aire Drive at about 2:30 p.m. A woman said her neighbor’s pit bull was acting aggressive, chasing her and her children. They were forced back inside their home, police said.

The dog escaped from an open window next door, according to Commander Jim Stuart with the Round Rock Police Department.

When officers arrived, the dog acted very aggressive, Stuart said. He said officers tried to keep the dog away with a lawn chair as they waited for animal control to arrive. However, Stuart said the dog got around the chair and continued toward them. That is when an officer shot and killed the dog, according to police.

No one was injured in the incident. The dog’s owner was not home at the time of the shooting.

Another dog tried to jump through the window screen, Stuart said. Police were able to close the window and keep the dog inside the home.

Round Rock police are investigating the incident.

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