NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- New Haven police officers shot and killed a Pit Bull that was attacking a dog being walked by a woman.
The attack and shooting happened on Sherman Ave. near Chapel Street around 10:30 a.m.
Sally Broadstreet told News 8 she and her 11-year-old Collie mix Max were just sitting there when a stray dog came along and started attacking Max. She said she tried to stop the Pit Bull with her cane but it didn't work.
"Then he got my dog on the ground where he got his neck, then he got his leg and his arm and all that," Broadstreet said.
People who saw what happened tried to help while others called police.
"(Police officers) arrived to find the vicious dog attacking an older dog which was being walked by an elderly woman," Officer David Hartman said in a news release. "The Pit Bull had the woman's dog by the face and the attack was frenzied."
After getting bystanders to move back, the officers fired several shots and eventually killed the Pit Bull.
Max was already dead.
"I don't really have any family so he kept me company, he was there for me," Broadstreet said. "Tonight's going to be really hard. I'll be up all night because I can't sleep."
New Haven police say they are looking for the owner of the Pit Bull, which had no identifying tags. There will also be an internal investigation because officers fired their weapons.
Broadstreet says she hopes to go to the animal shelter as soon as she can get a ride and find another dog to give a good home.
After Sandy Hook, some of the top trauma surgeons in the country, including some here in Connecticut, put together a think tank to try to come up with a plan to save lives of more of the wounded in a mass shooting like Sandy Hook.
A silver alert has been issued for missing Coventry teen girl.
A 9-1-1 malfunction is raising lots of questions across the state. What made the system go down? And how did that impact response time?
All over Connecticut, special tributes are being held this week to remember those who's lives were cut short at Sandy Hook.
A 22-year-old New Haven man is in critical condition after being shot in the head Thursday afternoon.
An old school in New London has become an eyesore, but now it's a money-making opportunity for the city.
UConn is expected to make it official in a news conference Thursday afternoon, but they have made a decision regarding who will be leading the football team next season.
The State Democratic Party has had to return a $10,000 contribution that appears to be illegal. It may be the first campaign contribution 'flare-up' of next year's race for governor.
Police say DNA evidence helped them crack a cold case investigation out of East Hampton.
An adult and a teen have been arrested in connection with a drunk driving crash that killed a Hebron teenager in August.