Jenna Sutphin with her fiance Jason Hammer in a 2017 photo from Facebook.
A 28-year-old Maryland woman is in critical condition after police said she was attacked by her fiance’s dog Thursday morning.
A driver traveling along Maryland Route 4 in Calvert County called 911 around 7 a.m. after seeing an animal attacking something, but couldn’t give more details, said Elena Russo of the Maryland State Police.
When the trooper arrived at the overgrown area near the highway, which is adjacent to the woman’s home, the dog was actively attacking the 28-year-old woman, police said.
Sources who responded to the scene said that the woman was bitten in the back of the head and neck, and that her family is preparing for the worst. She was sent to a local hospital and then life-flighted to Medstar Washington Hospital Center.
Investigators don’t know the circumstances of why the dog attacked the woman near her Huntingtown, Maryland, home. They say it is unclear if the dog was kept outside, or if it got out of the house and she was trying to find it.
It was a DOGO ARGENTINO, described as a large white muscular dog, which can weigh up to 100 pounds. The dog belonged to the woman’s fiance, Russo said.
The responding state trooper reported that when he arrived, the dog began to approach him, and that he shot and wounded the dog, which ran away. He then rendered aid to the victim and called for an ambulance, Russo said. But in searching for the dog later, Russo said, it again threatened Calvert County sheriff’s deputies and troopers, who shot and killed the dog.
Jason Hammer is a Corporal with the Prince Georges County Correctional Center.
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