Pit bull euthanized following baby's death

LAS VEGAS - A pit bull terrier mix that killed a 6-month-old baby girl was euthanized by Clark County Animal Control Tuesday.

Officials with animal control say it hasn’t had any previous reports about the dog, but it’s standard protocol to euthanize an aminal after it has killed someone.

The attack happened in a Centennial Hills neighborhood Monday near the intersection of N. Fort Apache and W. Centennial Parkway.

The child was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee.

The coroner said Kamiko died of multiple blunt force injuries to the head.

Investigators say the infant was playing in a walker near the dog when the dog attacked her. According to Metro Police, the child's mother tried to stop the attack, but the dog had already inflicted serious damage.

Little Kamiko was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.  Her family is devastated.

"I would be devastated," said Linda Baldwin, neighbor.  "I would've been heartbroken.  You know my heart just goes out to the mother and to the father, and that complete family."

The grandfather told 8 News NOW that the family is heartbroken the death of his new grand baby.  He also said it was a tragic accident.

Metro police echoed those same sentiments, saying the death of the baby was a "tragic accident."

The mother and the family aren't facing any criminal charges.

"It is just a horrible, horrible feeling you know, especially being so close, neighbor Shawn Zboril said.  "It's tough.  "It makes you sick."


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