New Haven Woman Critically Injured in Dog Attack Dies

A woman who was attacked by two dogs in New Haven last Monday night has succumbed to her injuries, the city confirmed.

Jocelyn Winfrey was attacked on Ella Grasso Boulevard around 7:45 p.m. on June 22, according to the mayor's office.

Winfrey and a man who owned the dogs were both attacked and were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital to be treated.

Winfrey suffered critical injuries, with lacerations to her legs, face, head and eyes. The man who was injured received non-life threatening injuries.

The owner of the dog, Hamilton Hicks, a Yale University psychiatrist, has been arrested and charged with narcotics possession but not in connection with the dog attack.

Neighbors who rushed to help said the scene was difficult to witness.

"The only thing I could see is blood," Brian Wingate said. "It was horrific.  By the time I got over there. The dog really, really, really mauled her."

A spokesman for the mayor's office initially said the dogs were pit bulls, but New Haven's animal control officer said the dogs were American bulldog mixes.

The dogs were taken to the New Haven animal shelter and placed into 14-day quarantine, according to New Haven's animal control officer.

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