BROOMFIELD – A dog was shot and killed Friday morning after it allegedly attacked a woman and an officer who were trying to help the dog's owner.
At 9:35 a.m., an 89-year-old man was walking his Staffordshire Terrier northbound on Dover Street in Broomfield when he suddenly collapsed.
A woman who lived nearby saw the man collapse and tried to help him, but the dog bit her on the arm.
She called 911, and the officer who arrived was also bitten in the leg as he was attempting to help the man.
The Broomfield officer said he had to shoot the dog to get it to release. The dog continued to attack the officer, so the officer fired a second shot that killed the dog.
The woman and the man who collapsed were taken to local hospitals. The nature of his medical issue and his condition are both unknown at this time.
The officer drove himself to another hospital. Both the officer and the woman were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The dog was taken to a veterinarian to be tested for rabies.
The Staffordshire terrier is part of the pit-bull breed, but there no rules against breeds in Broomfield.
The man had his dog on a leash.
The incident is being thoroughly investigated by Broomfield Police Department, along with the department's Crime Scene Investigations Unit.