Man bitten by dog charged in pet owner's murder

Walter Hinton, 38, is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court

August 17, 2011 11:42:44 AM PDT
A man who allegedly was bitten by a dog during a party near downtown Houston has been charged with killing the animal's owner.

The shooting happened around 1:10am last Saturday during a birthday party at a small apartment complex in the 3000 block of Truxillo near Ennis.

Walter Hinton, 38 was arrested Wednesday on a murder charge, police say. He was caught at a home in northeast Houston.

Police say Hinton was bitten on the leg, allegedly by a dog owned by 60-year-old Robert Jones, and the men began to argue. Police say Hinton left the party, but returned with a pistol and fatally shot Jones, plus two other men.

Jones was struck in the abdomen and died at the scene.

Investigators say the wounded men were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.

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