Dramatic amateur video shows the immediate aftermath of a brutal machete attack in Brooklyn on Tuesday night that left a woman and her pit bull severely wounded moments before police shot and killed the teenage assailant.
The horrific clip emerged just as photos surfaced showing Darlene Duda, 50, lying in a hospital bed with a large bandage over her cut forehead and her hospital gown soaked with blood emanating from her wounds.
Duda and her five-year-old pit bull, Honey, were viciously attacked on Tuesday night by 18-year-old Samuel Lazaro of the Bronx, according to police.
Lazaro was brandishing a large knife when he lunged at Duda from behind, blindsiding her while she was walking Honey in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
Police say Samuel Lazaro, 18, attacked a woman, 50, and her dog with a machete in Brownsville section of Brooklyn on Tuesday evening
Lazaro had been seen acting erratically and damaging parked cars prior to machete attack, according to the New York Police Department
He refused to put down his weapon and charged at cops, one of whom fatally shot him in the chest, according to witnesses and police
Darlene Duda, 50, suffered deep cuts to her head and both hands; her pit bull, Honey, 5, was sliced in the shoulder; both woman and dog were stable
Shocking video of the aftermath of the attack emerged showing a bloodied Duda trying to restrain Honey as first responders approached to render aid
Honey kept barking at the police and first responders, mistakenly thinking that they were threatening Duda
The footage also showed police trying to revive Lazaro, who lay in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest. He later died at a nearby hospital
New York City had recorded 447 killings as of Tuesday, a 41 per cent increase over last year and the largest number since 2011