ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Arlington police are searching for the owners of two dogs that mauled a man Wednesday.

It happened in the 2300 block of Cripple Creek Drive.

When officers arrived, they found the victim, later identified as Milton Sturgis, on the street as the dogs were attacking him. One officer discharged his weapon and struck both dogs. Officers were able to get the dogs off Sturgis, who was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. Animal control arrived and took the dogs to a local emergency facility where they later died.

The attack dogs were believed to be pit bulls, but that’s still part of the investigation.

Police described the dogs as: Adult male, “Blue” (Gray) pit bull, cropped ears, fully intact, approximately 80 lbs, appeared to have chain marks (scars) around neck as if he had been chained up. And an adult female, Brown pit bull, cropped ears, intact, approximately 55 lbs, appeared to have previously had a litter(s) of puppies.

The dogs were roaming together but could have travelled some distance, according to Sgt. Karen Standback.

Neither dog was chipped nor were they wearing collars or tags.

Contact Detective Taylor at 817.459.5807 for information on dogs or owners.

A GoFundMe account was set up to help Sturges.