A Baytown police officer was forced to shoot two pit bulls after they attacked him inside a home while he was trying to make an arrest.
On Monday, an officer was responding to a stabbing in the 300 block of Hines Avenue. Police say an argument over money between a father and son turned violent when the son grabbed a weapon.
"Evidently he had attacked his father with a crowbar, at which point they began to struggle over the weapon, he ended up obtaining a knife and stabbing his son in defense of the attack that he received from his son," says Brian Parker with the Baytown Police Department.
Police say when the officer showed up at the home, the father, 53-year-old Jamie Isaacks, would not answer any questions or let the officer inside. The officer, concerned Jamie still had a weapon, deployed his Taser through the lattice of the screen door, striking Jamie.
"They were Tasing me and I was trying to pull them out; that hurts," says Jamie Isaacks.
As the officer tried to arrest Jamie, two pit bulls came running out of the bedroom and charged the officer.
"The dog, they started coming out, but they come in with their guns drawn because they know I've got the dogs, he just comes in and shoots them," says Isaacks.
"He was able to retrieve his firearm while having a Taser in his hand as well, and fire on the dogs before they end up attacking him," says Parker.
Each of the dogs were shot once, one in the cheek and the other in the hind leg.
Both Jaime and his son, 31-year-old Bryan Isaacks, were transported to San Jacinto Methodist Hospital where they were treated and released to police custody. Bryan was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Jaime was charged with interfering with public duties.
Those two pit bulls were picked up by animal control and treated for their injuries.