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Posted on: October 22, 2012

Dog shot: mauls women, police officer in Opa-locka

On September 19, City of Opa-locka police were called to 1210 Sharazad Blvd to help someone attacked by a dog. Officer Tamara Numa and Officer Wuihudson Francois arrived and found a large dog attacking Gloria Flores, 49, and Yaniv Moreno, 20, at 1210 Sharazad Avenue in Opa-locka.

Flores was bleeding from the face with the dog still attached and biting her, according to the police report. In the process of the officers trying to rescue the women, the dog attacked Officer Francios. Officer Numa shot the dog to prevent further endangerment.

Flores and Moreno were transported to Jackson Ryder Trauma Center.

Officer Francois was also transported to Jackson Ryder Trauma Center where he was treated for his injuries. Released the same day, he has over 50 stitches. He returned to work the following day, participating in training.

Elmer Alberto Flores, 19, was identified as the dog’s owner. Miami-Dade County Police Animal Services is investigating the incident. Several other dogs were also on the property. A preliminary investigation revealed that the dog is a pit-bull mix breed prohibited in the county, according to the police report.

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