A Myrtle Level female has died soon after she was attacked by a pet remaining in her care.

According to a push release issued by District Legal professional R. Paul Frazier, Amber Dawn LaBelle, 42, died Saturday, a person day following she was attacked by the pit bull/American bulldog combine that weighed extra than 120 lbs. The canine was shot and killed right after it tried to attack a responding police officer.

Frasier noted at all around 10:15 a.m. Friday, a 9-1-1 get in touch with was built reporting the dog assault in the 1700 block of Spruce Road in Myrtle Place. Myrtle Point law enforcement and ambulance responded to the scene. A police officer who is a trained armed forces medic was the initial on scene and instantly went to deal with LaBelle. As he was attempting to help, the puppy attempted to attack the officer, and the officer shot the pet dog and killed it.

The dog was owned by a Springfield resident, who experienced left it in the treatment of Jeremy Robertson. Robertson is a close friend of LaBelle’s and spent the night at her dwelling with the puppy the evening ahead of the incident.

On Friday, Robertson still left the puppy with LaBelle, locking it in a bed room at the residence. Following Robertson still left the property, LaBelle’s ex-spouse brought their two slight children for visitation. The 8- and 5-12 months-old youngsters have been in the household with LaBelle, when she opened the bed room door and was right away attacked by the pet dog.

The two kids witnessed the attack and one was able to go away the dwelling to get enable. Two neighbors, recognized as April Shaw and Cherokee McKenzie, instantly ran into the home to assistance.

McKenzie was able to get the pet dog by its collar and pull the canine off LaBelle though Shaw pulled LaBelle absent from the canine. When the 1st officer arrived on the scene, the pet dog started pulling McKenzie toward the officer and Shaw, so the officer shot the doggy.

LaBelle was transported to Coquille Valley Medical center by ambulance and later on flown to Riverbend Hospital. She died about 4 a.m. Saturday.

Frasier stated law enforcement learned the pet experienced beforehand attacked two minimal children in July in Springfield.

Frasier commended the two neighbors who ran into the household to endeavor to help save LaBelle, declaring they showed extreme courage in an attempt to aid a neighbor.

Frasier explained the investigation into the incident is ongoing. He reported 1 dilemma officers are trying to answer is how and why the puppy arrived to be in Coos County. Any individual with details on the case is encouraged to contact the Myrtle Stage Police Office at 541-572-2124.