Boy, 1, killed by dog at home of godmother

February 10, 1994|By David Michael Ettlin | David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer

A 1-year-old boy was fatally attacked by a dog last night at a Northeast Baltimore apartment where his mother was visiting a friend, the child's godmother, police said.

The dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier named Rampage, was tied to the kitchen door in the apartment in the 6000 block of Amberwood Road about 8 p.m. when "the baby wandered over to the dog, and the dog attacked him," Sgt. James R. Sparks said.

The mother and godmother tried to rescue the baby, he said. When the dog would not release the infant, one of the women stabbed the animal with a knife, and it let go, he said.

The mother ran outside and flagged down a police officer, who summoned an ambulance.

Officer Louis Averella attempted resuscitation, assisted by another officer, and a paramedic continued treatment in the ambulance.

Tevin Williams, of the 500 block of N. Luzerne Ave., was pronounced dead at Francis Scott Key Medical Center. He suffered "extensive damage" to the buttocks and an arm, among other injuries, police said.

Police said the dog was seized by the city Bureau of Animal Control, where investigators would look into its background and the incident.

The names of the mother, the godmother and the owner of dog were not immediately released.

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