Sa­mar­i­tan kills woman be­ing mauled by dog

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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.

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