Child Dies After Attack by Pit Bull

Dog quarantined, euthanized by Burleson Animal Control

A 3-month-old baby boy died Monday night after being mauled by the family's pit bull.

Burleson police say officers responded to a 911 hang-up call at a home on the 200-block of Linda Drive at about 6:45 p.m.  When they arrived, they reported a family disturbance.

After about an hour on the scene, officers were outside of the home talking with family members. One of those family members was holding 3-month-old Rayden Bruce, who had fallen asleep.

The child was taken inside and placed on a bed, where, apparently, the dog attacked.

A few moments later, officers heard screams coming from inside the home followed by a man running outside and carrying the little boy.

The child was rushed to Cook Children’s Hospital in critical condition. After arriving at the hospital, the infant was pronounced dead.

The dog, Brody, was quarantined and euthanized at the request of the family, according to Kim Peckler of Burleson Animal Control.

Family members have not spoken publicly, but friends of the family told NBC 5 the dog had not previously shown any sign of aggression toward the child.

NBC 5's Ben Russell and Christina Miralla contributed to this report.

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