UPDATE 03/09/19: Lubbock police arrested a 47-year-old man, charged with a second-degree felony count of “attack by dog” in connection to a deadly dog attack last month in East Lubbock. Courtney White was arrested Friday afternoon, a few hours after Lubbock police investigators presented a case to the Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s office and an arrest warrant was issued in connection to the Feb. 27 attack on 88-year-old Johnnie Garner at her home in the 1800 block of East Colgate Street. – Lubbock Online
Lubbock, TX – An 88-year old woman is dead after being mauled to death by a pack of dogs, Lubbock police confirmed. Police responded to the 1800 block of East Colgate Street about 6:30 pm Wednesday after it was reported that six dogs attacked her. “The reporting party came home and found his dogs had gotten out of his yard,” police said. “He found them attacking his neighbor,” police said. The victim was transported to Covenant Health where she later died. – DogsBite.org
factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 2.9 deaths per year. From 2013 to 2020, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 28.4 deaths per year, an increase of over 850%.