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Deputy shoots pit bull in driveway in north Harris County

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 27 at 10:20 PM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A dog owner is upset after her beloved pet was shot Friday by a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy.

The deputy was called to Dellbrook Drive in north Harris County for a complaint of a vicious pit bull.

He said when he got out of his car the dog charged him in the driveway and knocked him over.

The deputy ran to his car and then shot the dog. The dog's owner believes the deputy overreacted.

“My dog was just like, he was just like trying to protect me and barking at him to go away and the cop got scared and he shot him,” said Vanessa Mora.

After the shooting the dog ran to the backyard through the hole in the fence where he got out. He was expected to survive.

The owner was given a ticket for having an aggressive animal.

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