SPRING, Texas – A deputy constable was bitten by a dog Monday while trying to capture it after the animal attacked a teenage boy, officials said.
The incident was reported about 9:15 a.m. in the 22800 block of Earlmist Drive.
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said three dogs were attacking the 13-year-old boy when a deputy constable arrived at the scene.
"I saw three dogs fighting. One of them saw me and they bit me," the teen said.
Herman said the dogs were aggressive when the responding deputy arrived on the scene.
He said one of the dogs went after the deputy.
The deputy fired at the dogs, hitting one of them, and the animals ran away. Herman said in a tweet that the deputy was bitten by the dog.
“One of the dogs ended up attacking our deputy, the deputy discharged his weapon several times, striking one of the dogs,” he said.
The boy was taken to Texas Children's Hospital in The Woodlands for treatment.
Herman said the teen suffered injuries to his leg.
"He was bleeding pretty good on his leg," Herman said.
Constable deputies and animal control have surrounded a backyard in Spring. They are attempting to capture 3 aggressive dogs. They say one of the dogs bit a 13 year-old and when a constable deputy arrived, it attacked him. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/mHQP11L2VE— Brittany Jeffers (@KPRC2BrittanyJ) September 17, 2018