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60-year-old grandmother killed by family pit bull

A 60-year-old woman was killed Wednesday by a pit bull terrier owned by her family in Oklahoma City, police said.

Officers with the Oklahoma City Police Department said Nellie Davis’ granddaughter found her body in her home at about 11:30 p.m. The granddaughter had returned to the apartment and discovered that her grandmother had been attacked by one of the family’s two large pit bulls, according to police.


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When police arrived, they attempted to force the pit bull into a crate, but, police said, they were forced to shoot due to the crate’s broken lock.

Homicide detectives are investigating Davis’ death, and patrol supervisors are investigating the shooting of the dog.

Earlier this week, police in Burleson, Texas, said a 3-month-old baby boy died after being mauled by the family’s pit bull. The infant apparently was attacked while lying asleep on a bed; he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The dog was euthanized by Burleson Animal Control. 

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