LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – Investigators say the death of a six-month-old baby following at attack by the family dog in a Las Vegas home Monday appeared to be a tragic accident, authorities said.
Police and medical personnel were called to the home on the 9100 block of West Brilliant Prairie Court around 1:15 p.m. Monday, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported.
An investigation by the LVMPD Abuse and Neglect Section determined the baby girl was playing in a walker near the dog when the animal attacked. The mother stopped the attack, but the child suffered Significant injuries and was transported to Centennial Hills Hospital, where she died a short time later. The Clark County coroner identified the child on Tuesday as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee.
No criminal charges were expected to be filed in the incident. The animal was in the custody of Clark County Animal Control Officers. A county spokesman identified the animal as a pit bull mixed breed, and said animal control had no previous history at the house.