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Man mauled to death by dogs while protecting his dog in northwest Houston, police say

According to Houston police, the man was killed by dogs on Sheraton Oaks Drive, which is in the Acres Homes area.

HOUSTON — A man was killed by his neighbor's dogs Wednesday in the Acres Homes area, according to Houston police.

Authorities said it happened at a home along Sheraton Oaks Drive, which is near the intersection of Antoine Drive and West Little York Road.

Police said it happened just before 4 p.m. They said the victim was inside his home when he heard a commotion in his backyard. When he went outside, he saw his dog being attacked by his neighbor's dogs that had somehow gotten loose, according to police.

Police said they think the man tried to rescue his own dog and was attacked by the other dogs in the process.

When police arrived, they said the dogs were still mauling the man's body even though he was already dead.

According to police, one of the dogs tried to attack an officer. That dog was shot but was not killed, police said.

All of the dogs involved were taken to BARC, according to police. BARC said the dogs are Staffordshire terrier mixes.

BARC said the dog that was originally attacked was humanely euthanized Wednesday night due to the extent of its injuries.

Investigators are working to find out how the dogs were able to get loose.

It's unclear if any charges will be filed.

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