A 10 month-old baby died Tuesday night after being attacked by two family dogs. The incident happened on Riparian Court in the Willow Spring community in western Johnston County.
Sheriff Steve Bizzell said the child was inside the family home with two rottweilers. The father walked out of the home a few moments to speak with a neighbor in the yard. The father heard the dogs and ran back inside.
He immediately dialed 911 and removed the dogs from the residence. EMS personnel performed CPR but could not save the child’s life.
The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal attack. Johnston County Animal Control responded to the scene to seize both rottweilers.
The incident has sent shockwaves through the first responder community. The father is reportedly a Wake County law enforcement officer and the mother is an employee with Johnston County EMS.