Detroit woman mauled by pair of dogs on city's east side - New York News

Detroit woman mauled by pair of dogs

Posted: Updated:
  • Detroit woman mauled by pair of dogsMore>>

  • Dog that attacked Detroit woman found at vacant school

    Dog that attacked Detroit woman found at vacant school

    Wednesday, April 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-04-17 22:51:26 GMT
    A 64-year-old woman is recovering after being mauled by two dogs Tuesday on Detroit's east side.  Meanwhile, one of those dogs was found several hours later at a vacant school.
    A 64-year-old woman is recovering after being mauled by two dogs Tuesday on Detroit's east side.  Meanwhile, one of those dogs was found several hours later at a vacant school.
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

A Detroit woman is hospitalized in critical condition after she was mauled by two dogs on the city's east side.

Witnesses describe a brutal attack in which 64-year-old Jessie Clarke suffered severe injuries to both her face and much of her head. Clarke was on the front porch of a home in the area of Conant and Charles Streets when she was mauled by the animals.

Neighbors say they tried to help Clarke using everything they could find. The victim's son, Dwayne Clark, attempted to use a pole to stop the attack. Witnesses say one man even tried to use his truck to run over the animals. Eventually an off-duty Detroit Police officer, Tyrone Gray, was driving by and shot and killed one of the dogs. A second dog ran across the street and into a nearby school.

"In my fifteen year career, this is probably the worst situation I've ever seen in my life," Gray told us. "I've seen a lot. But to see this, it really touches my heart."

Neighbors say this is not the first time they have seen the pit bulls roaming the area.

Resident Rhene Lee said, "I saw the effects of it, and it was awful. It ripped part of her skull away." And referring to the nearby school he said, "they just should not have those dogs in there."

Residents claim the dogs, described as pit bulls, have been living inside a nearby school. Many believe they were being used as protection by whomever is working to renovate the building but that has not been confirmed.

Police called in a K-9 unit which was working to find the second animal involved in the attack.

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • GIRLTALK #takeover

    Angela Simmons reaches out

    Angela Simmons reaches out

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:09:20 GMT
    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Newark seems like the last place you'd expect to find the daughter of hip hop royalty. But when it comes to inspiring young girls, Angela Simmons, daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC, believes in the old adage "each one, teach one." While it may seem like she had a silver spoon in her mouth, she knows the importance of giving back.
  • NYSE rings bell for pediatric cancer awareness

    NYSE rings bell for pediatric cancer awareness

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:00:54 GMT
    On Wednesday, the world famous New York Stock Exchange closing bell rang in honor of pediatric cancer awareness. The Loccisano family says their beloved Frankie heard the bell all the way up in heaven. Frankie's grandmother says she is convinced of it. Camille Loccisano, Frankie's mother, is the executive director of Frankie's Mission, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation named in her son's honor.
    On Wednesday, the world famous New York Stock Exchange closing bell rang in honor of pediatric cancer awareness. The Loccisano family says their beloved Frankie heard the bell all the way up in heaven. Frankie's grandmother says she is convinced of it. Camille Loccisano, Frankie's mother, is the executive director of Frankie's Mission, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation named in her son's honor.
  • Metro-North safety practices faulted

    Metro-North safety practices faulted

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:07:45 GMT
    The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel. The report echoes an assessment conducted this year by the Federal Railroad Administration, which investigated after a string of Metro-North accidents including a December 2013 derailment that killed four riders in the Bronx.
    The Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance, according to a report released Wednesday by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority panel. The report echoes an assessment conducted this year by the Federal Railroad Administration, which investigated after a string of Metro-North accidents including a December 2013 derailment that killed four riders in the Bronx.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices