Woman fatally shot by neighbor while being mauled by dog in Detroit, police say

Neighbor tried to shoot dog, police say

A neighbor fatally shot a woman Oct. 9, 2017, while trying to save her from a dog attack, Detroit police said. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A woman was fatally shot Monday when a neighbor tried to shoot a dog that was attacking her, police said.

The incident happened near Goodwin and Westminster streets in Detroit.

The woman was being attacked by a dog when a neighbor pulled out a gun, officials said. Police said they believe the neighbor tried to shoot the dog, but instead struck the woman.

No additional information has been made available.

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