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HPD officer hospitalized after being attacked by dog in Galena Park area; Canine shot, killed by police

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HOUSTON – A Houston police officer was hospitalized Thursday after he was attacked by dog in east Houston, according to the police department.

According to HPD’s Lt. Larry Crowson, officers were called to the scene in the 400 block of Owens Street around 2:15 p.m. after a woman in the area was reportedly bit by the dog.

While the responding officer began taking the report, he was also attacked by the canine, police said. The injured officer was taken to the hospital and is in a stable condition.

Animal Control officials were called to the scene and attempted to subdue the dog. Officers said they attempted to help Animal Control workers but the dog continued to charge at officers. That’s when an HPD officer reportedly opened fire and killed the dog.

It is unclear where the dog’s owner was at the time of the attack.

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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.
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