ANTONIO, Texas — Animal control officers have arrested a man in the death of an animal rights activist.
Officers were called to the animal shelter in the city of Anjo on Sunday after reports of a homeless man lying in a park with apparent injuries, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
Anko police Chief Mike McCausland said Monday that a man with a history of mental illness had been found dead in a ditch.
The man had been living at the shelter with a companion and was believed to have been a homeless person, the newspaper reported.
The identity of the homeless man is still unknown.
A man was killed in a homeless shelter by an animal control officer, Austin police chief says.
Austin Police Chief Mike McDaniel says he found the body of a man who had been in a vacant lot with a homeless companion Sunday.
Anki said in a statement Monday that the department was conducting an internal investigation into the matter.
“We are saddened by the news of the tragic death of a member of our community, Anko Police Department, and we are deeply concerned for the welfare of the individual,” the statement said.
Ankao is located in northeast Texas.