Sunday, July 07, 2019

PA: Pit Bull Shot, Killed after 3 Owners Attacked; 2 Owners Hospitalized

When the couple’s adult son, Allen Cox, tried to intervene, the dog turned on him, Sharkey said. Connie Cox, 67, was also attacked and suffered injuries that include a bite to the face when she tried to stop the attack, police said.

Police indicated that Allen Cox, who is in his 40s, suffered numerous injuries in the attack, including having his right arm nearly chewed off. Chief Sharkey said William Cox was severely injured and had a serious bite to the left arm and was bitten on the right arm as well as his head.

William and Allen Cox were undergoing emergency surgeries at UPMC Altoona following the attack, police said.

The dog was shot by William Cox before police arrived at the home, Sharkey said.
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