Samaritan kills woman being mauled by dog
A WOMAN was shot dead when a man tried to blast a dog that was savagely attacking her.
The 53-year-old victim was walking to work at night when a stray animal began to brutally maul her.
The ‘Good Samaritan then intervened, firing off several shots at the vicious pooch, officials said.
Unfortunately, a bullet struck the woman in the back. She was rushed to a nearby hospital but died from her injuries.
A police source said: “It’s an absolute tragedy. The next door neighbour was trying his best to prevent a disaster when instead he helped to cause one.
“The man was honestly trying his best to help. Our thoughts are with both parties right now.”
It’s understood there will be no charges related to the killing in Goodwin, Detroit, since the man held a gun licence and had honest intentions.
Police are still looking for the dog.