DC woman who died after dog attack identified

WASHINGTON — A 55-year-old D.C. woman died after she was attacked by what police say was a large mix-breed dog inside a Southeast home Sunday evening.

Police identified the victim as Angela Smith of Southeast.

An autopsy will be done to determine her exact cause of death.

Police found her unconscious just before 6:30 p.m. inside a home on Dexter Terrace near the Barry Farm neighborhood.

Smith was taken to the hospital where she died. No one else was hurt.

The dog was taken by the Humane Rescue Alliance and euthanized. The Humane Rescue Alliance is not saying the dog is a pitbull. It describes the dog as a “large, mixed breed” dog.

Police believe the dog lived at the house.

WTOP’s Melissa Howell contributed to this story.

Teddy Gelman

Teddy Gelman became WTOP’s morning drive editor in 2020 after he was weekend morning editor and assistant editor. He joined WTOP in 2018 after graduating from University of Delaware, where he was Sports Director for the student radio station and Managing Editor for the student-run for the newspaper.

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