Authorities seized six pit bulls and two other dogs Thursday evening, but said they were unsure if the animals fatally mauled a 63-year-old woman earlier in the day.
Deputies saw the woman as she was attacked in Littlerock by a pack of pit bulls Thursday morning, the
One of the deputies fired rounds toward the dogs, causing the animals to flee, department officials said in a statement.
The woman died en route to a hospital. Her name was not released.
Deputies in a helicopter and in patrol cars launched a search after the mauling near 116th Street East and Avenue S in Littlerock.
After receiving information from residents and animal control workers, deputies served a search warrant at a home in the 37300 block of 115th Street in Littlerock. They took the six pit bulls and two mixed-breed dogs from the property.
The Sheriff's Department said deputies also found a "marijuana grow" at the home. A 29-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of growing the drug.