WHITEHOUSE, TX (KLTV) - A Whitehouse police officer shoots a dog after being attacked by it, says Detective Kevin Huckabee with the Whitehouse Police Department.
It happened at around 1:00 p.m. Monday. Police say Officer Chamblee and Detective Huckabee had responded to a Burglary of a Habitation call that was possibly in progress at the time on Forrest South Drive in Whitehouse.
The officers cleared the home, say police, and were trying to get information from neighbors when a dog at one of the homes came at Chamblee, pinned him in some bushes and bit him. According to police, Chamblee then shot the dog, a Bouvier sheep dog.
Police say the dog did die.
Officer Chamblee was taken by ETMC EMS to Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He suffered a small bite wound, was treated and released from the hospital.