A Lubbock man was arrested over the weekend and attempted to flee from police. The Lubbock Police Department was dispatched to 66th Street and University Avenue on Saturday, January 7, after reports were received of a man walking with two dogs in the middle of the road. Multiple calls were made after callers stated that they had to make quick maneuvers to avoid running over the man and his dogs.

Police were unable to find the man but after searching the area he was located in the parking lot of the Target at 7302 University Avenue. KAMC news reported that Lubbock Police Officers attempted to detain the man, identified as 39-year-old Alberto Limon, before attempting to flee from police. While police were trying to apprehend Limon one of his dogs attacked and bit an officer who in self defense shot the dog resulting in its death.

Limon was arrested and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center where he was charged with No Liability Insurance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Evading Arrest Detention, and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport. The officer attacked by the dog received only minor injuries from the dog during the altercation.

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In the state of Texas it is a 3rd degree felony to kill, poison, or cause serious bodily injury to an animal without the owners consent unless there is justification. In this case the animal posed an immediate threat and caused injury to a human making it very unlikely that the owner will receive any kind of compensation for his loss. As per the publishing of this article, Limon remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on bonds totaling $3,000 as of now.

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