LINCOLN HEIGHTS (CBSLA.com) — A hearing was underway Wednesday to determine the fate of two pit bulls that allegedly attacked and killed an elderly man in Lincoln Heights.

The dogs attacked Valentin Herrera, 76, and his small dog named Dodger on Feb. 2, just a block away from his home.

Herrera underwent brain and arm surgeries, and later succumbed to his injuries.

His dog died at the scene.

Family members attended the dangerous animal hearing, which was held at Los Angeles Animal Services’ administration offices.