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Hays County deputy shoots, kills pit bull during investigation

Sheriff's Office: Aggressive pit bull charges 2 deputies responding to altercation

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DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas – A dog was shot and killed by a deputy during an investigation early Sunday morning in Dripping Springs, according to the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a 911 call at 12:15 a.m. Sunday about an altercation between a property owner and tenant in the 300 block of Harmon Hills Cove.

The two responding deputies were invited to come inside the home to investigate. Deputies said a snarling, aggressive pit bull immediately charged them.

The deputies attempted to avoid the dog by fleeing to the front yard, but it continued to advance in an aggressive manner, attempting to bite the deputies, authorities said.

The two tried kicking the dog away but were unsuccessful, and the dog continued to aggressively attack the two deputies.

One of the deputies fired at the dog shooting and killing it, according to the Sheriff's Office.

No injuries were sustained to the officers during the incident.

Deputies said the aggravated assault case remains under investigation.