Officer shoots dog as it attacks woman in Durham, police say

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
Durham officer shoots dog after it attacks woman, police say
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A Durham officer shot a dog while it was attacking a woman Saturday morning. The woman has been hospitalized with serious injuries.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Durham officer shot a dog who attacked a woman Saturday morning.

According to Durham police, it happened in the 600 block of Conover Road after 10 a.m.

Police said a dog had hold of a woman's arm and would not let go. Officers could not get the dog to release the woman, so an officer shot the dog.

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The woman was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

It is unknown if the woman lived at the address or was just in the area.

An investigation is underway.

Last weekend, a father, his 10-year-old son and two others were injured when two dogs attacked them in Raleigh.

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