Deputy shoots at dogs after they attacked woman, according to SJSO

Jacksonville, FL — A woman has life-threatening injuries following a dog attack in Hastings on Friday.

According to the St. Johns Sheriff’s Office, the woman was on her property trying to feed her cats when two Rottweiler dogs began attacking her.

When deputies and fire rescue personnel arrived on the scene, the woman was on the ground. SJSO said the dogs began acting aggressively toward them when they tried helping her.

The deputy fired and shot both the dogs, killing one and injuring the other, according to SJSO.

Lt. Keith Oke with SJSO said, “According to the deputy they were being aggressive not allowing them to approach the yard so they did engage and shoot both animals."

SJSO deputies said the woman was going to be life-flown to the hospital but due to weather, they transported her via an ambulance.

The dogs belong to a family who live less than a quarter-mile away from the home. Deputies tell Action News Jax that the animal that survived was taken to a local animal hospital.

The St. Johns County Animal Control and the sheriff’s office is investigating.

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