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.

Comments (2)
  1. So sad… naturally, another pit bull mix…

  2. This is so tragic. I can’t help thinking that the parents of this infant had no idea that the pit bull mix could be unpredictably aggressive. I’m waiting on the comments about how pit bulls were originally bred to be “nanny dogs”. Let me ask preemptively, what kind of nanny dog kills the baby it’s supposed to be protecting? It’s time we put that myth to death.

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