A vicious dog was shot by a Kyle police officer midday Saturday in the Kyle HEB parking lot.
The Kyle police department recieved a call at 1:20 p.m. about a loose dog that seemed vicious, said Kyle communications specialist Kim Hilsenbeck.
A Kyle police officer was sent to investigate since one animal control office was not in the area and the other was off duty, she said.
The officer tried to restrain the dog but the dog tried to attack the officer, who then fired two shots, she said. Initially the dog was believed the be alive but later died at a local veterinarian office.
It is not clear what is the dog’s breed or where it came from. She said it may have gotten loose from a shot clinic or adopt-a-pet function, she said.
An animal control officer is currently en route to the veterinarian office, she said. The story will be updated as more information becomes available.