NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —  A man has credited his faithful dog in helping to stop a break-in at his apartment at the Chelsea-Elliot Houses.

Mike Noble, 68, says his pit bull-German shepherd mix named Sheila narrowly escaped a bullet when two men dressed all in black tried to push their way into his apartment and aimed a gun at Sheila as she continued to bark.

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Noble said the men knocked on his door and when he answered, they popped out of the stairwell, one of them pulling out a gun, 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer reported.

“He puts the gun right to my forehead and said ‘get in, get in, get in,'” Noble said.

As they struggled near the door, the man with the gun demanded that Noble put Sheila away and when she continued to bark he shot at her, Lehpamer reported.

Noble said after the gun fired he was afraid to see if the dog was alright, but then she started barking again, scaring the intruders off.

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The bullet missed Sheila by a few inches.  However, she was taken to a vet by police, where she was treated for bullet fragments.

There have been no arrests in the case so far.

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