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Fort Worth police shoot dogs during theft ring investigation

Fort Worth police shot two dogs that charged at them early Wednesday as they investigated a possible crime theft ring. One dog was killed and the other wounded, a police spokesman said.

Police were called about midnight to a home in the 5000 block of Fitzhugh Avenue on reports of a person outside with a gun.

According to a police incident report, the caller said an ex-roommate with a gun approached the house and was yelling and making threats to have the caller come outside.

“During the process of investigating the person with a weapon call, officers recovered three stolen vehicles and multiple stolen property,” officer Jimmy Pollozani said.

Officers were advised to retreat and guard the premises while a search warrant was obtained, Pollozani said.

Two aggressive dogs charged at police, who shot them.

“No officers or civilians were injured or shot at,” Pollozani said. “The person making the threats was arrested.”

Detectives were executing a search warrant at the residence on Wednesday morning.

Susan MFarland: 817-390-7984, @susanmcfarland1