HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Authorities say a woman in Liberty County has been killed by a stray dog, and they're warning residents to keep children inside and be on the lookout for the animal.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Linda Oliver called her husband this morning and told him a stray dog they'd been feeding recently attacked the family's pet dog and then attacked her. Oliver's husband called 911, and deputies arrived at the home to find the 63-year-old woman dead on the living room floor, covered in dog bites.
Deputies saw the dog, covered in blood. They shot at the animal and it fled briefly, but returned at charged at deputies. They reportedly fired at least two more shots at the dog. They believe they wounded it, but they not certain.
Authorities are searching for the dog and cautioning residents to be on the lookout and keep children indoors. The dog is described vaguely as a large, long-haired dog, similar in body style to a Labrador. It's believed to be black, with a white spot on its chest. The dog has blood on its face.