Pit bull dead, woman hurt after officer-involved shooting in west Houston

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An officer shot a dog and hit a woman in the leg while trying to break up an argument in west Houston (KTRK)

An argument between two women led to an officer-involved shooting early this morning at a gas station in west Houston.

Houston police say the women were arguing in two different vehicles at a Valero on Gessner Road near Hammerly Boulevard around 3am when an officer came to break things up.

However, when the officer moved in to end the argument, a pit bull belonging to one of the women came at the officer, police say, and the officer fired at the dog, striking and killing the dog. One of the bullets from the officer's gun, police say, struck the woman in the leg.

We're hearing the officer was not hurt, and the person who was shot is injured, but alive.

Stay with Eyewitness News for more on this story as it becomes available.





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