Sunday, August 30, 2009

Las Vegas, NM

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - A Las Vegas man faces charges after his dog attacked a wheelchair-bound man.

Las Vegas police say 36-year-old Alexander Alires faces a felony charge of having a dangerous dog and misdemeanor charges of having a rabid or unvaccinated dog, a vicious animal and an animal at large.

Police say the dog was believed to be a pit-bull-mastiff mix.

According to police, the dog attacked another canine and then 74-year-old Jose Gurule, who was in a wheelchair.

Police said an officer was called, and the dog tried to attack him, but he shot and killed it.

Alires told authorities he thought the dog had been chained up.

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