Security officer kills pitbull inside Petco store

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Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 11:35am

An off duty Austin police officer shot and killed a pitbull inside of a northwest Austin pet store Wednesday night.

Off duty officer Leslie Lyons was working with security when customers ran to the front of the store to tell her about a fight.

Police say when she got to the back of the store, a pitbull had a maltease in its mouth and was shaking it, apparently ready to kill the dog.

Police say Lyons cleared the area and shot the pitbull twice, killing the canine in the store.

The Maltipoo was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive.

The police department says they don't believe Lyons violated any polices, they are investigating the incident.

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