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Elderly Man Killed After Being Attacked by Pit Bull


An elderly man is dead following a pit bull attack in Pecos.

Pecos Police tell NewsWest 9, they were called out to a home in the 1500 block of South Eddy Street around 9:45 a.m. Thursday after receiving a call about several pit bulls attacking a dog.

The caller also stated that they saw an individual lying on the ground at the home.

When officers arrived on the scene, they tazed and pepper sprayed the pit bulls, entered the backyard and called for medical assistance.

The Justice of the Peace was called to the scene and pronounced the elderly man dead.

He’s been identified as Norberto Legarda, 83 and an autopsy has been ordered.

Officials say three pit bulls were caught following the attack and the have since been euthanized after getting consent from the owner.

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