Woman in dog attack accidentally shot and killed by gun toting 'Good Samaritan'
October 10, 2017
Good Samaritan with gun arrested after shots kill her instead of dog that was attacking.
(DETROIT) -- If you have permit to carry a concealed pistol, the scenario may have crossed your mind that some day you might be able to deploy that pistol - along with your pistolero skills - to save someone's life; someone who was in a life threatening situation and with no cop in sight.
This is that scenario, only it went tragically wrong for both victim and 'savior' with the gun.
In Detroit, a neighbor of a woman who was trying to stop a dog attack on her fired shots from his handgun that hit the dog, but also hit and killed the 52-year old woman that was being mauled by the animal, according to police.
A report by Fox 2 News in Detroit said the dog was attacking the woman Monday night in a residential area of the city as she was walking to work about 6:55 pm.
The neighbor, who has a permit to carry a gun, fired several shots to save the woman. She died at a local hospital from her wounds.
The Good Samaritan shooter was arrested and put in jail.
Capt. Darin Szilagy of the Detroit Police told the TV station, "It is a very tragic story. You feel for this woman, she was going to her job. You feel for the guy trying to be a good Samaritan. Unfortunately we're responsible for every round we fire."
Police were trying to find the dog, which is believed to be wounded.
The prosecutor's office will review the case and decide what charges if any might be filed against the shooter.
A well known firearms training school owner in the state of Oregon once mentioned in a magazine article he wrote, something his wife said to him years ago about firing a gun at anything outside of a controlled gun range: 'Just remember there is a lawyer attached to every bullet.'