BROOKLINE (KDKA) – Early Wednesday morning, a pit bull turned on its owner, forcing the woman to choose between herself and the dog.
A woman was in the violent grasp of her own pit bull. The dog bit her arm and refused to let go, prompting a neighbor to shoot the dog.READ MORE: Lawyer Says Charlie Gerow, Candidate For Governor, Struck Motorcycle, Not Driver
“Asked the neighbor, did she want him to shoot the dog and she answered ‘yes,’” neighbor Brian Matlack said.
Matlack woke to his neighbor yelling for help around 6 a.m. The woman apparently slipped and fell on some ice, which startled the dog.
By the time he got to her, there was little anyone could do.READ MORE: CMU Researchers Find Vaccine Hesitancy Is 'Politicizing' Public Health
“A lot of people were trying to call the dog, trying to get the dog off. But it seemed pretty single-minded and focused on one thing,” Matlack said.
Another neighbor came over with a gun and with consent from the owner, he fired two shots.
“As soon as he fired the first shot, the dog let go and made a beeline toward him – kind of made a step toward him – and that’s when he shot and put the dog down again,” Matlack said.MORE NEWS: Pitt To Redevelop Closed Hotel, Panera Bread Into Grocery Store, Housing
The woman was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital and her condition is unknown.