ROUND ROCK -- Two officers shot and killed a dog Friday after responding to a home alarm, according to the Round Rock Police Department.
Around 9 a.m. two officers went to a home in the 1700 block of Parkside Circle in Round Rock after the home's alarm system went off. When officers arrived they found an open door and decided to enter the residence.
After shouting that police were in the home and other verbal warnings, police searched the home. While searching the home, they came across a 120 pound Rottweiler.
Police considered the dog aggressive, and the dog made threatening actions towards the officers, police say.
One officer fired once, and another office fired six times. The dog was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were no sings of a burglary or indications of a forced entry, police say.
A commander with RRPD met at the police station with the home owner later in the day to explain the officers' actions.