Cop saves woman’s life by shooting dead large pit bull as it sinks its teeth into her neck and drags her into a yard
- A cop in Connecticut shot a dog a dead on Tuesday to stop it mauling a woman
- The Enfield Police Officer responded to a call on Spring Street by foot at 4.30pm
- He noticed ‘severe lacerations/tissue damage to the woman’s foot’
- Owners poured hot water on the pet but it only paused the attack for a short time
- The pit bull dragged the woman by the neck off the sidewalk and onto a lawn
- The cop shot the animal to stop the attack
A cop in Connecticut has shot a dog a dead to help save a woman who was bitten and dragged by the neck in a violent mauling.
The Enfield Police Officer opened fire on the pit bull after responding to a call on Spring Street by foot Tuesday around 4.30pm.
When the cop approached the scene the animal was biting the victim and ‘severe lacerations/tissue damage to the woman’s foot’ was evident.
A cop in Connecticut shot a dog on Tuesday around 4.30pm to stop it from mauling a woman
The pet was described as a large pit bull. It’s unknown whether it was on a leash (file image)
The dog’s owners poured hot water on it, the pet only paused the attack for a short time.
The large pit bull then bit the woman by the neck, dragged her off the sidewalk and onto the lawn.
A police press released says the officer – who has not been identified – ‘dispatched the dog’ to end the attack.
‘The Enfield Police Department wishes to stress that action such as this is taken only under extraordinary circumstances,’ they announced Tuesday.
The Enfield Police Officer responded to a call on Spring Street by foot and noticed ‘severe lacerations/tissue damage to the woman’s foot’
The pit bull dragged the woman by the neck off the sidewalk and onto a lawn, police say
The victim was treated by EMS dispatched to the scene, pictured by WWLP. Her current condition is unknown.
The press release did not state whether the pit bull was on a leash.
‘The outcome, while unfortunate, appears to have been unavoidable in an effort to protect the female victim from any further harm or additional injury,’ the police statement added.
‘A supervisory review of this incident remains ongoing.’
Police said in a statement to media that ‘a supervisory review of this incident remains ongoing’