Three dogs have been euthanized after a gruesome attack that left a San Angelo man with serious injuries, according to a news release from the San Angelo Police Department.
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, at about 9:45 p.m., police responded to the 300 block of East 11th Street for the report of a vicious animal attack after a caller said three dogs, described as PIT BULLS according to the news release, were "on top of a man, attacking him."
After officers arrived at the residence, they saw three dogs retreat through a hole in a nearby fence. They next found a Carlos "Ricky" Garces, 56, lying in the driveway of the residence, covered in blood from multiple injuries.
"The man's skull was exposed, and a large portion of his scalp was missing." according to the news release. San Angelo Fire Department personnel transported Garces to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries, according to the release.
Family members reached out to the Standard-Times to give an update on his condition.
"If it hadn't been for his neighbor, those dogs would have killed him," said his sister, Nellie Garces. "He's critical but stable."