Waco: Officer Shoots Dog As Police Search For Wanted Man

WACO (April 10, 2013)—Two people were arrested, but the man police wanted remained at large Wednesday after an incident Tuesday evening in which an officer shot a dog that lunged at him as he and other officers tried to catch the armed suspect.

Officers responded just after 5 p.m. Tuesday after a bail bondsman reported seeing a wanted man armed with a gun enter a house in the 2700 block of Baylor Avenue.

A 60-pound dog that broke free was shot as it lunged at one of the officers and then retreated under the house.

It’s not clear whether the dog died.

The dog left a blood trail, police said, but officers were unable to find it after it went under the house.

Officers arrested a woman at the house who was named in a drug possession warrant and a man who they said would be charged with evading arrest.

The wanted man evidently escaped before officers arrived.

Police Wednesday identified the man for whom they’re looking as Moses Simon Ramirez, 22.

He’s wanted on a bond forfeiture warrant for evading arrest with a motor vehicle, police said.

He’s Hispanic, 5-foot-11, and weighs about 300 pounds.

The two people officers arrested were identified as Rosa Rios, 27, who was named in a felony drug possession warrant, and Adrian Gonzalez, who was charged with evading arrest.

They were both in the McLennan County Jail Wednesday.

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