"She couldn't get the dogs off her dog. She went inside (her apartment) and got a gun," said LAPD Sgt. Philip Thompson. "She was defending her dogs."
The woman called police and was instructed to temporarily hand the gun over to arriving officers, which she did, police said. A large number of people surrounded the scene.
Thompsons said no charges will be filed, and the police did not have injury reports for the basset hound or second pit bull.
CNS contributed to this report.