Austin police shoot dog, owner says dog was 'docile'

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by KVUE News

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Posted on April 19, 2014 at 4:19 PM

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Austin Police Department (APD) is investigating after two officers shot and killed a pit bull in East Austin.

According to the APD watch commander, police were responding to an auto theft call on the 4000 block of Prock Lane, just off of Springdale Road around 8:30 p.m.  According to police, the officers shot and killed the dog after it charged at the officers.

Police say the officers were in the street and that they had yet to walk onto the property.

The owner of the dog tells KVUE the dog was docile, and it was just barking at the officers.

"[The dog] was just barking at them. [That's] what dogs do [bark at them]. That's all he was doing just barking, [the dog] wasn't trying to attack his leg or anything," said dog owner Margie Rodriguez.

The shooting is under investigation.

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