Pit Bull Fatally Mauls Michigan Boy

Police near Detroit say a family's pit bull terrier fatally mauled a 1-year-old boy and the boy's father killed the dog.

Eastpointe police Lt. Darrell Corsi says the toddler was attacked Wednesday afternoon at his home in Eastpointe, just northeast of Detroit.

Corsi says the boy's father shot the dog to death with a handgun. The child was pronounced dead at St. John Hospital.

Corsi says no one else was injured. The names of the boy and his
father have not been released.

Police are investigating the attack. It wasn't immediately known
whether charges would be filed.


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