A 6-month-old North Carolina baby lost his life on Tuesday after his babysitter’s dog mauled him to death, according to police.
The Charlotte Observer reports that Jacari Long was airlifted and taken to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after King, a Pitbull Boxer mix, viciously attacked the baby while at a babysitter’s home off of the 700 block of Wilson Road in Salisbury. Jacari passed away at the hospital.
According to police, the babysitter said her dog attacked the baby after she walked outside to clean her car. She apparently left Jacari in the living room with the dog before walking out. She said she wanted to clean out the backseat area of her car before leaving with the baby, but Jacari was attacked before she finished. When she heard mother scream from inside the home, the unnamed babysitter ran back inside.
This is the dog responsible for killing 6-month-old, Jacari Long, in Salisbury. ‘King’ is a pit bull/boxer mix.
His owner (Jacari’s babysitter) surrendered him to Animal control this morning. He will be euthanized soon.
He was well past due for a rabies shot. pic.twitter.com/DSaJ7vTjb3
— Evan West (@TV_Evan) March 6, 2019
Rowan County Animal Control removed the dog from the home. The pup is scheduled to be euthanized.
This is King, the dog police say attacked Jacari Long. Rowan County Animal Services says he will be euthanized. The owners have signed King over to Animal Shelter, and they made the decision to euthanize him. pic.twitter.com/zQX9GGJHES
— Katy Solt (@katysolt) March 6, 2019
Police are currently investigating the incident. So far, no one has been charged in the incident.
Meanwhile, the little boy’s grandmother, Avnah Long, set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to help raise funds to cover the boy’s burial expenses, as well as any psychological counseling the family may need.
‘This is such a devastating and sudden tragedy to our family. Any amount is not too small. We thank you and appreciate all the prayers and support that is being given at this time,” Long wrote.
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