Saturday, December 17, 2016

California: Man who ran out to save his elderly neighbor from being attacked by a police officer's Belgian Malinois, has died of his injuries

CALIFORNIA -- KSBY has learned 64-year-old David Fear has passed away following Tuesday's dog attack in Grover Beach.

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center representative, Ron Yukelson confirms Fear died at 10:57 Friday night.

I saw on another site that they had amputated his arm. Maybe the shock was too much for his body to handle? God, this is horrible. His poor family. 

The other victim in Tuesday's attack, 86-year-old Betty Long is planned to be discharged from the hospital Saturday.

Tuesday afternoon, Fear and Long suffered severe dog bite wounds outside their homes on Nacimiento Avenue.

David's brother, Steve says Betty Long told him a dog attacked David and then turned on her. David helped save her life.

San Luis Obispo County Animal Services says its officers found two dogs at the scene of the attack, both belonging to a Grover Beach police officer.

The dogs have not been K9 officers with the City of Grover Beach, nor were they certified by the City or involved with the City in any way, Animal Services added.

But where did he get them? Were they trained to be K9 dogs?

They have identified a two-and-a-half-year-old Belgian Malinois as the primary aggressive dog. That dog has since been euthanized.


The other dog, a German Shepherd, was reportedly secured by the owner, as Animal Services observed that it did not appear aggressive. However, investigators are looking into its involvement in the incident.

SLO County Animal Services tells KSBY it has not released the name of the owner because criminal charges have not been filed. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

(KSBY San Luis Obispo News - Dec 17, 2016)


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