The woman was reportedly on a walk when as many as four dogs allegedly attacked her. A woman driving by saw the attack and called 911.
(Image source: KNBC ) BY LOGAN TITTLE A 63-year-old Los Angeles woman died on her way to the hospital Thursday. Police are crediting her death to an unusual attack by a pack of pit bull terriers. The unidentified woman was reportedly on a walk around 9:30 a.m. when as many as four dogs attacked her. A woman driving by saw the attack and called 911. A lieutenant told KCAL when officers arrived, one of the dogs was still attacking the woman — then turned to a deputy. (via BBC ) “He tried to chase the dog away. The dog ran off into the desert, then turned around and attacked the deputy, the deputy fired a round at the dog and tried to kill the dog, and the dog took off into the desert.” After an all-day ground and air search, investigators arrested a man not far from where the search started. Police arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly growing marijuana. Information from animal control and people in the area also helped match the dogs at the house with the description of the ones involved in the attack. (via KNBC ) “Authorities say the man they arrested was growing marijuana on his property where he also kept a number of pit bulls and mixed-breed dogs.” (via WMBF ) Homicide detectives reportedly joined the investigation. If the man’s dogs are linked to the killing, investigators say he could face tougher charges.