Man mauled to death by neighbor’s dogs while trying to protect his poodle

A Houston man was mauled to death by his neighbor’s dogs Wednesday while trying to protect his miniature poodle from an attack, police said.

According to Houston Police Lt. Larry Crowson, officers responded to a home in the 5500 block of Sheraton Oaks Drive around 4 p.m.

Police said the dog charged at them, prompting a police officer to open fire.

A bullet hit the canine, but he escaped and ran away. Station KTRK reported.

The victim, who was in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries.

Investigators learned that the victim heard a commotion in her yard, went out to see what was going on and saw that her neighbor’s three dogs had climbed over the fence, and two of them Attacking his pet.

A 30-year-old man was found shot to death in his yard in the 5500 block of Sheraton Oaks Drive in Houston on Wednesday.
Houston Police

The police have reached the spot and are taking retaliatory action.
Police responded to the scene and shot a dog when it charged at them.

The dog’s owner tried to separate the fighting animals, but the neighbor’s dogs turned on him and knocked him to the ground.

The victim has not yet been named, but local people told the station Click2Houston That he appears to be physically handicapped.

The breeds of dogs involved in the fatal killings were not revealed as of Thursday.

Victim's home
The resident died of injuries while trying to save his poodle from the neighbors’ dogs that had climbed over the fence.

A police car at the scene
A police car is seen outside the home of a dog-killing victim in Houston.

Both dogs were picked up by Animal Control. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office will determine whether the animal’s owner will face criminal charges.

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