One woman dead, another severely injured after ‘vicious’ dog attack, police say

One woman was killed and another woman was severely injured in two separate dog attacks involving the same animals, Houston police said.

This happened near Arlington Street and East Hamilton Road. Around 5:45 a.m., police received a call from a man who reported that his wife had been attacked by dogs. Minutes later, police received another call, this time from someone who said he owned the dogs. He said that his dogs attacked a second woman, who he believed was dead in a ditch, according to a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department.

A friend of the deceased said the woman made a living working the streets but said she was sweet and giving. The unidentified woman told KPRC2 that her friend was walking to get a cell phone when she was attacked.

“Somebody was getting their phone charged at somebody’s house,” said the unidentified woman. “She walked down there to get the phone for them, down the side street.”

The surviving victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition, according to Houston police.

Christopher Martin said the dogs have been a problem for years.

“ I had to jump a fence right there one night. The dog come flying out the driveway,” he said.

The wife of Martin’s best friend is the other woman that was attacked. He said she may need reconstructive surgery. “The dogs bit her on the arm, took a patch of meat out of her leg, bit her in the back of the head,” he said. “Luckily somebody came by and blowed {sic} the horn. That’s what made the dogs run away from her.”

Police said the dogs have been contained and animal control now has possession of the dogs. The dog’s owner was taken downtown for questioning. The district attorney’s office will determine if he’ll face any charges.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.