Miami police say they responded to a chaotic scene Friday morning in which a woman was attacked by “a vicious dog.” When officers arrived, one of them fired his gun at another dog who charged at the scene.
The two officers responded to the woman’s 911 call at approximately 6:40 a.m. in the Northwest Third Court and 64th Street area near Little Haiti. They restrained the dog that attacked the woman, said Officer Kiara Delva, a Miami police spokeswoman.
But then another dog ran towards one of the officers, who shot the animal but did not hit it, Delva said.
Miami fire crews took the woman, whom police did not name, to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.
Shortly before noon, police and Miami-Dade County Animal Services officers were still looking for the dog that had lunged at the officer, Delva said. Animal Services has the dog involved in the initial attack, police said.
The breed of dogs, which belongs to the woman’s neighbor, was not immediately available, Delva said. It was also not immediately clear whether the woman had been attacked in her yard or on the street, said officer Michael Vega, another police spokesman.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.