Police received the 911 call for the attack just before 5:30 p.m. Friday. After arriving on the scene at Lees River Avenue, officials had to use a Taser to subdue the dog, which police say is an 8-year-old pit bull. Astacio was then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.
The dog is currently in possession of the Swansea Animal Rescue at its facility. Police are continuing to investigate.