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Woman dies after attack by fiancé's dog in Calvert County, Md.

Sources: Woman in life-threatening condition after dog attack in Maryland. (Brad Bell/ABC7)

A 28-year-old woman was attacked by a Dogo Argentino in Huntingtown Thursday morning and was left in critical condition, police said.

When a trooper responded to a call and arrived at about 7:15 a.m., the dog moved aggressively toward him. The dog was shot and wounded before running away. Calvert County Sheriff’s deputies also came to assist. Officers shot and killed the dog, according to Maryland State Police.

Jenna Sutphin was taken to Calvert Memorial Health Center by ambulance and later flown to Washington Medstar Hospital Center.

She died, at about 5 p.m., police said.

Police say the dog belonged to Sutphin's fiancé.

According to the American Kennel Club, "The Dogo Argentino is a pack-hunting dog, bred for the pursuit of big-game such as wild boar and puma, and possesses the strength, intelligence and quick responsiveness of a serious athlete."

According to Maryland State Police, a trooper shot the dog to death after he was attacked by it when he arrived on the scene.

The attack reportedly happened near Route 4.


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