A man has succumbed to his injuries following an attack by a Grover Beach police officer’s personal dogs. According to Saturday’s San Luis Obispo, 64-year-old David Fear was attacked by a Belgian Malinois, and a German shepherd, on Tuesday and he died on Friday night.
Another individual, identified as 86-year-old Betty Long, was also injured in Tuesday’s attack – she has been hospitalized since the attack, but is expected to be released this weekend. According to a release from the Grover Beach Police Department, the Belgian Malinois was the apparent aggressor in the attack – that dog has already been euthanized. The German shepherd “has been secured” by his (or her) owner and will be evaluated as the investigation proceeds.
According to the release from the police department, the dogs implicated in the attack were not city property and they are not “involved with the city in any way.” The Grover Beach Police Department does not have any further comment on the situation.
According to the survivor, the dogs first attacked Long, while she was standing outside with her own small dog. When Fear attempted to intervene, the dogs turned on him.
(Stock photo of a Belgian Malinois via Pixabay free images)