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Police: Man tried to take officer's gun after call of vicious dog
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas -- A call about a vicious dog led to the arrest of two brothers after one of them tried to take an officer's weapon, police said.
Police said that on Friday, they received a report of a vicious dog that was charging at people.
Officers went to the owner's home, on the 200 block of Hadlock Street, and met with the owner Marcos Hernandez, 25.
When an officer was speaking with Hernandez about the dog, it charged at one of the officers, who then drew his firearm, police said.
Hernandez then grabbed the officer's gun and tried to pull it out of his hand, police said. A struggle ensued, and Hernandez punched the officer in the chest and kicked his lower leg, police said.
At that point, the dog, which was described as a pit bull, charged toward the officers and tried to bite them, police said. Another officer drew his weapon and fatally shot the dog, police said.
While Hernandez was placed under arrest, his 24-year-old brother, Leonardo Hernandez, grabbed the neck of one of the officers and tried to pull him off Marcos Hernandez, police said.
Officers were able to place the two under arrest, police said.
Marcos Hernandez was charged with attempting to take a weapon from a peace officer and assault on a public servant. His bail totaled $4,000.
Leonardo Hernandez was charged with interference with public duties, and his bail was set at $300.