dog attack

A dog attack ended in Cincinnati yesterday after a passerby drew a concealed weapon, killed the dog mauling a woman, and then simply walked away:

The attack happened in the 2100 block of Selim Avenue in East Price Hill about noon on Friday.

Cincinnati police officers said the victim was attacked by the dog after it broke free from its chain in a backyard.

A mail carrier tried to get the dog off as it began biting the victim, officers said.

According to investigators, as the mail carrier was struggling to get the dog off the woman, another man, who was walking down the street at the time, pulled out a gun and shot and killed the dog.

The dog was killed and the shooter continued walking down the street, police said.

The police say that the man did the right thing and does not face charges. Neighbors say they did not recognize the unknown concealed carrier, but called him a “hero.”