Another dog attack reported in Fort Worth
12/06/2013 6:16 AM
12/06/2013 6:18 AM
For the second time this week, Fort Worth police have shot a dog that was attacking a man.
The attack was reported to police at 1:03 a.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Avenue M, where a man was being attacked by three pit bull mixes, said Capt. Charles Ramirez, a Fort Worth Police Department spokesman.
When officers arrived, an officer shot one of the three dogs. The man who was bitten, listed as Estrado Huitron Alfono, 18, of Fort Worth, on the police report, suffered injuries, but they were not considered life-threatening. Alfono was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital where he received treatment.
The other two dogs were taken away by Fort Worth animal care and control officers, Ramirez said. The dog owner, Michael Middlebrook, 61, of Fort Worth, was issued citations by animal control, according to the report.
Police fatally shot all three dogs; they did not have rabies.
Meza was hospitalized for his injuries and his boxer mastiff, which fled following the attack, has not been found.
His daughter also suffered injuries in the attack but was not hospitalized.
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