St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-030939
Date of original release: 08-28-20

Elderly Woman Attacked by Dog

Around 7:40 this morning (08-28-20) police were dispatched to the 800 block of 93rd Ave N, where a 67-year-old woman had been bitten by a dog multiple times and was suffering serious injuries.

The dog also bit one of the officers who responded before the owner could get the dog under control.

The dog broke the chain collar it was on, and charged officers. It was shot to stop it from attacking again. The dog did not survive.

The woman was transported to the hospital and the police officer went to the hospital for treatment.

An investigation into this incident is underway.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer