A woman in New York died on Wednesday after her family’s dog attacked her.
When the woman’s husband arrived at the couple’s home on Long Island at about 1 p.m., he discovered that his wife was dead after being attacked by the family’s pit bull, according to FOX 5.
The pit bull was violent and went after police officers when they arrived, and they ended up killing the dog.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder described the scene as “horrific.”
“The scene was pretty horrific. We don’t know when the attack occurred,” Ryder said. “There was a lot of mutilation on the body, legs, face.”
According to the report, the 7-year-old dog originally belonged to the family’s stepson, who died a few weeks ago in a motorcycle crash.
The police officer who shot the pit bull is at a local hospital undergoing an evaluation, according to the report.