Dog takes bullet for Atlanta family

ATLANTA, Ga. (WXIA) – Surveillance video shows a dog who took a bullet for a family during a road rage attack in Atlanta.

According to on-lookers, a man became angered while driving and followed a Chevy Suburban into a strip mall parking lot.

The man then fired multiple gunshots into the vehicle with at least three children inside.

Witnesses say the dog took the bullet to protect the children and their mother from the gunshots.

The dog was mortally wounded and ran behind a nearby store where he later died.

“The dog took the bullet for the kids so the kids would be safe.” said one witness

“They were fired upon, their family was terrorized and they survived, only to find out that their pet is now gone. It’s sad for the whole family.” said Sgt. Gregory Lyon of the Atlanta Police Department.

So far no arrests have been made.


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