Police: Dog Shot, Killed After Attacking Woman in Central Point

A woman was seriously injured after being attacked by a 'large dog' inside her home on Tuesday night, according to police.

Posted: Dec 5, 2018 10:10 AM
Updated: Dec 5, 2018 10:15 AM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — A woman was seriously injured by an attacking dog on Tuesday night, according to the Central Point Police Department (CPPD). Officers shot the dog in an attempt to save the victim.

A 911 call came in to dispatch just before 4:30 p.m., but CPPD said that the 11-year-old caller couldn't explain what was going on at her location in the 900 block of Brandi Way. Nonetheless, multiple officers responded.

When the first officer arrived on the scene shortly after, they found that a 52-year-old woman under attack from a "large dog" inside of her home.

"The dog’s mouth was attached to the woman’s arm and would not let go," CPPD said in a statement.

Desperate to help the victim, the officer open fire on the dog, hitting it multiple times. Officers then rushed in to aid the "seriously injured" woman.

CPPD says that the victim was was brought to the hospital via ambulance for treatment of severe injuries. There is no word yet on the victim's current condition.

"The quick response of the young caller phoning emergency services and the immediate intervention by the first responding Officer quite possibly saved the life of the victim," CPPD said.

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