MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Cordova girl out trick-or-treating was attacked by a dog on Monday, October 31, 2011, around 7:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Heather Leigh Lane.
Memphis police say the 9 year old was mauled by the vicious attack of a German Shepherd and suffered injuries to her right arm and leg. She was taken to the hospital by her parents.
A 34-year-old man told police that he shot the dog to make it stop attacking him, after he shouted at it to try to get it to stop attacking the girl. The dog then turned on the man and bit his leg, that's when the man shot the dog.
The dog was taken by animal control for observation. The girl will need plastic surgery to recover from her injuries.