A woman being attacked by a dog that had escaped from its owner’s yard was hit with a tazer probe and shot in the foot, as Kenosha Police tried to stop the attack Wednesday evening.
The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident on Kenosha’s south side, during which an English Bulldog was killed. According to a news release, the 52-year-old woman suffered serious injuries from the dog attack, and expressed her gratitude for the officers’ actions to stop the attack, despite of her injuries.
The incident began when the bulldog and a chihauhua ran from their owner’s yard. A 30-year-old woman trying to corral the smaller dog was bitten by the Bulldog. The 52-year-old woman was able to get a leash on the bulldog, but as officers were trying to put it in a squad car, the dog broke free and attacked the woman, knocking her to the ground.
Officers tried to taze the animal, but that was unsuccessful. The dog was then shot multiple times, one of the bullets passing through its body and striking the woman in the foot.
The incident remains under investigation, and the dog owner could face citations.