Cecille Short, 82, and her dog were killed when they were mauled by a pit bull and another large dog just before 2 p.m. in the 8100 block of Willow Creek Blvd., near N.W. 122nd and Council.
Officials told NewsChannel 4, when they first got to the scene, they could not get to the woman fast enough.
“They were not able to get to her at first because of the dogs. They had to shoot one of the dogs, and the second dog was actually hit by a police car,” said MSgt. Gary Knight. "It was still alive. It was transported to animal welfare to be treated."
Short was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say the dogs' owner said he was out of town at the time of the attack. It is unclear if any type of charge will be brought against the owner.