Northeast Tarrant

March 12, 2014

Man shoots at snarling dogs in Hurst, kills at least one

The dogs lunged at the 61-year-old man and did the same thing to a 90-year-old neighbor two doors down, a Hurst police spokesman says.

After a pack of aggressive dogs lunged at two men Wednesday in Hurst, one of the men got a gun and fired, killing at least one dog and wounding another, police said.

It happened about 1:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Tumbleweed Drive in north-central Hurst.

Four dogs were observed, according to a news release from Lt. Mark Schwobel, a police spokesman.

The dogs aggressively lunged at a 61-year-old man and then did the same thing to his 90-year-old neighbor two doors away, Schwobel said.

“The first man retrieved his pistol and fired at two of the dogs as they lunged and snapped,” Schwobel said. “This drove the dogs from the area.”

A crew from the city’s animal services department found one of the injured dogs and took it to a veterinarian, but it died, Schwobel said.

A second injured dog was also taken to the vet. Its condition was unknown, Schwobel said.

The other two dogs were found at the nearby home of their owner, Schwobel said.

“Animal services staff will be communicating with the owner of the dogs about possible charges to be filed,” Schwobel said.

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