LAPD officer shoots, kills dog attacking woman in Sylmar

A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed one of two dogs reportedly manhandling a woman in Sylmar Monday, officials said.

Around 1:30 p.m., police received reports of a pedestrian being attacked by two dogs near a house in the 15900 block of Joseph Court.

Los Angeles Fire Department officers found a 49-year-old woman being attacked by two Great Danes, police said.

Two LAPD officers arrived and one officer fired two shots, hitting and killing one of the dogs and causing the other to run away.

The victim was taken to a hospital with stab wounds and lacerations. She underwent surgery and is expected to survive, police officials said.

The second Great Dane involved in the attack was removed from her home by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.

The shooting is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD officer shoots, kills dog attacking woman in Sylmar

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