Police shoot large Mastiff dog during attack on woman

- Police on Wednesday shot and killed one of two dogs that attacked and critically injured their owner in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles.

Officers went to the 1600 block of West 216th Street shortly before noon to investigate a report of a woman being bitten by two dogs, according to Los Angeles police Officer Irma Mota.

The woman, whose name was not released, was rushed to a hospital. No officers were injured, Mota said.

The fate of the second dog was not immediately available.

Lovell Henderson says his dogs are the best breed he's ever owned. They are Cane Corsos - a large hundred-pound plus animal that the American Kennel Club calls "peerlessly protective".

Police responded to a call of a woman screaming and helped save her life, but one officer shot and killed one of the dogs. Anderson doesn't understand it. Why did it turn on his girlfriend - someone the dog knows?  

"I have no clue." Henderson said.

A Cane Corso is also known as an Italian Mastiff.

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