AUSTIN (KXAN) - An Austin police officer responding to a home for a burglary call ended up shooting and killing the homeowner's dog on Thursday night.
Police said the officer went to the home in the 5000 block of Delores Avenue just before 4 p.m. to take a burglary report from the homeowner.
As the officer was walking around the house, police said the dog attacked him and that's when he shot the dog.
The dog was taken to the Austin Animal Center for treatment but died a short time later.
The officer had minor injuries and didn't receive any treatment. Austin police said the dog was a pitbull.
In April, the Austin Police Department came under scrutiny when an officer shot and killed a blue heeler.
Because of the Cisco incident, APD implemented a new two-hour training course for cadets. The course is supposed to help officers read a dog's body language and what options officers have when responding to calls where dangerous dogs are involved.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.