HPD: Suspect throws dog at police to try to get away

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Prada was shot by Houston police last week, as officers were going after a suspect (KTRK)

Police say they were forced to shoot a dog that a suspect tried to agitate so it would go after them.

It happened at a duplex near the University of Houston last Friday. Police were looking for a man wanted for an outstanding warrant.

Investigators say they were trying to arrest Dwight Davis, 29, when Davis ran next door and tried to agitate the dog, a 3-year-old named Prada, so it would attack the officers. That's when Prada was shot.

Police say Davis then threw the dog at officers.

Davis was arrested and charged with evading and retaliation against a police officer.

Robert Alexander, Prada's owner, was at work at the time. The dog was taken to an animal facility, where she was stabilized . What she most needs is veterinary care, and Prada's owner says he was told that will require thousands of dollars.

"I just don't have it," Alexander said, petting the dog he has raised from a puppy.

Quanell X has taken up Robertson's case, calling on the Houston Police Department to pay for the vet costs. There are three bullet wounds, including one to her back leg, which she can't use.

"All this because of a raid on the wrong apartment," Quannel X said.

Reporter Deborah Wrigley is following this story. Watch for her report on Eyewitness News Live at 5
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