NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One of the pit bulls that nearly killed a woman on Long Island has finally been found. It was shot and killed by police earlier Monday.
The animals attacked a 67-year-old man and mauled 62-year-old Shashi Sharma in North Merrick last month, leaving her in critical condition.
Monday afternoon, police finally found the dog on Jerusalem Avenue as they were responding to a 911 call.
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Police chased the pit bull through backyards and woods before shooting it several times. It happened in front of Robin Bombara’s Precious Kids II nursery school. She told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon that everyone inside was terrified.
“To have 7 or 8 shots go off in front of a nursery school is really a big deal. I mean, I’m glad they got the dog, but you know what? I have children here and I have staff here…you know I’m very nervous about the whole thing,” Bombara said.
Bombara also said she is upset they weren’t warned about the shots beforehand.
Nassau County Detective Lt. Kevin Smith said officials had put out some warnings about 15 minutes before the shooting. He said no one was out in the area when it happened.
“We had already tried to put the schools on notice and to go into lock down,” Smith said.
Earlier this month, doctors said that Sharma came out of her medically induced coma. Sharma was attacked as she finished up her daily walk.
The woman managed to call 911 and officers arrived at the scene while the attack was in progress.
One of the pit bulls was shot and killed by officers who responded to the call for help back in late September.
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