Baby, 6 months, mauled to death by pit bull mix

“Parents, guardians and caretakers are reminded to supervise interactions between family pets and small children.”

UPDATE

The 6-month-old baby who was mauled to death by the family pit bull mix has been identified as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee. The infant suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center. Layla Tsuda, the baby’s mother, said she went to the restroom and within a minute, the dog attacked Kamiko as she played in her walker.

Original Story

A six-month-old baby in northwest Las Vegas is dead after the family pit bull mix mauled the infant unexpectedly on Monday.

ABC 13 Action News reports that the attack happened in a home off of Brilliant Prairie Court, close to Fort Apache Road and Centennial Parkway. The baby was playing in a walker when the dog began attacking without provocation.

Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said that the infant’s mother was able to stop the attack, but the damage was already too significant. The baby later passed away Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center.

“It’s an absolute, true tragedy,” said Meltzer. “Regardless of how trusting you are of animals you have to make sure you are supervising.” “You have a family that’s going to be grieving for today and the rest of their lives.”

The baby’s mother had only stepped away for a few minutes when the attack happened. She was home alone with her baby and dog when the incident occurred.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Abuse and Neglect Section, no charges are expected to be filed. The incident was marked as a tragic accident. Animal Control is also investigating the incident.

The pit bull is being quarantined for 10 days at the Clark County Animal Control facility, but may end up being euthanized.