Police had to make what was a difficult call involving the safety of an Egg Harbor Township woman after she reportedly suffered multiple injuries after being attacked by a dog that accidentally escaped.

According to BreakingAC.com, police had to shoot the dog that was on the loose in a housing development.

The dog owner says the whole incident transpired when she and a family friend chased down the dog and the friend tried to grab it.

When the friend fell while attempting to chase down the dog, police tried to intervene to make sure she was okay, and that's when the dog reportedly reacted aggressively towards the officer who wound up firing two shots at the Akita.

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The dog didn't die; it's currently being treated for wounds and will see a surgeon this week. The friend who was attacked reportedly suffered from some bruising in addition to the concussion previously mentioned.

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