The officer shoots a large pit bull who lowered its teeth into the woman’s neck and dragged her into the yard


Cop saves a woman’s life by shooting a large pit bull while he sinks his teeth into her neck and drags her into a yard

  • A Connecticut officer shot a dog on Tuesday to prevent him from tearing up a woman
  • The Enfield police officer responded on foot to a call on Spring Street at 4:30 pm
  • He noted ‘severe cuts / tissue damage on the woman’s foot’
  • Owners poured hot water on the pet, but it only stopped the attack for a short time
  • The pit bull dragged the woman by her neck from the sidewalk onto the lawn
  • The officer shot the animal to stop the attack

A Connecticut cop shot a dog to help rescue a woman who was bitten and dragged by the neck during a violent mauling.

The Enfield police officer opened fire on the pit bull after responding on foot to a call in Spring Street at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

As the officer approached the scene, the animal bit the victim and ‘severe cuts / tissue damage at the woman’s foot’ was evident.

A Connecticut officer shot a dog around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday to prevent it from tearing up a woman

A Connecticut officer shot a dog around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday to prevent it from tearing up a woman

The pet was described as a large pit bull.  It is not known if it was on the line (file image)

The pet was described as a large pit bull.  It is not known if it was on the line (file image)

The pet was described as a large pit bull. It is not known if it was on the line (file image)

The owners of the dog poured hot water over it, the pet only stopped the attack for a short time.

The large pit bull bit the woman by the neck, dragged her off the sidewalk and onto the lawn.

A police press release says the officer – who has not been identified – “sent the dog” to end the attack.

“Enfield police would like to emphasize that such measures are only taken under extraordinary circumstances,” they announced Tuesday.

Enfield police officer responded to a Spring Street call on foot, noting 'severe cuts / tissue damage at the woman's foot'

Enfield police officer responded to a Spring Street call on foot, noting 'severe cuts / tissue damage at the woman's foot'

Enfield police officer responded to a Spring Street call on foot, noting ‘severe cuts / tissue damage at the woman’s foot’

The pit bull dragged the woman by her neck from the sidewalk onto the lawn, police say

The pit bull dragged the woman by her neck from the sidewalk onto the lawn, police say

The pit bull dragged the woman by her neck from the sidewalk onto the lawn, police say

The victim was treated by EMS sent 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 inevitable in an effort to protect the female victim from further harm or injury, the police statement added.

“A supervisory investigation into this incident is still underway.”

Police said in a statement to the media that 'a supervisory review of this incident is underway'

Police said in a statement to the media that 'a supervisory review of this incident is underway'

Police said in a statement to the media that ‘a supervisory review of this incident is underway’

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