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Detroit - Pit Bulls Kill 4-year-old Boy In Detroit Neighborhood

Published on: December 2, 2015 07:40 PM
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Detroit Police Chief James Craig speaks with reporters Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in Detroit, about 4-year-old that was mauled by four dogs on the city's west side. (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press via AP)  Detroit Police Chief James Craig speaks with reporters Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, in Detroit, about 4-year-old that was mauled by four dogs on the city's west side. (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press via AP) 

Detroit - A pack of pit bulls yanked a 4-year-old Detroit boy from his mother, dragged him away and mauled him to death Wednesday, police said.

The boy died from his injuries after the attack in his neighborhood. Police killed three dogs and had a fourth pit bull in custody, Sgt. Cassandra Lewis said.

The attack occurred while the boy was walking with his mother. The dogs crawled through a gap at the bottom of a fence and pounced.

“The mother tried to fight the dogs off,” Police Chief James Craig said. “What’s telling in this scenario (is) the viciousness of these animals, the fact that they removed this child from the mother’s grasp.”

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A witness, Nyasha Reid, said the mother screamed, “They got my baby.”

Reid and others called 911. Neighbors screamed at the dogs and used a brick and club to try to free the boy.

“The cop had to open fire to at least get the dogs off the baby,” said another witness, Yolanda Samuels.

The boy’s name was not released, nor was the name of the dogs’ 41-year-old owner. Police said he’s cooperating.

“It’s pretty much an open-and-shut case,” Lewis said. “We know who the dogs belong to.”



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 Dec 02, 2015 at 08:35 PM Liepa Says:

Anyone who has so many pit bulls and has holes in his fenced off area, to boot, should be held accountable.
Not fair, you say, then don't keep so many vicious beasts around, there's certainly no logical need for that.

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 Dec 02, 2015 at 09:32 PM Anonymous Says:

If the mother had a gun her child would be alive.

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 Dec 03, 2015 at 01:48 AM The_Beadle Says:

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Liepa Says:

Anyone who has so many pit bulls and has holes in his fenced off area, to boot, should be held accountable.
Not fair, you say, then don't keep so many vicious beasts around, there's certainly no logical need for that.

It's not the number of dogs or the breed of dog; its the way the dogs were raised. It's very likely that these dogs were raised to fight.

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 Dec 03, 2015 at 02:03 AM Anonymous Says:

One dog is in custody? Did the police read him his Miranda rights?

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