Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

DAYTON — Autopsy results are expected to be released today on a baby killed by a dog Sunday in Dayton.

The 7-month-old baby boy was reportedly attacked and killed inside a home in the 2200 block of Riverside Drive around 12:24 p.m. yesterday.

Police responded to the scene after a neighbor called 911 in a desperate effort to get help.

"She just knocked on my door, bangin' on my door, She had a baby in her hand. The baby's not breathing. You need to get here now.," the neighbor told the dispatcher.

The police supervisor on scene said it's unclear why it happened, but the infant's stepgrandmother was watching the child for the day and her dog attacked and killed the baby.

Records at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center show an American Staffordshire Terrier, which resembles a pit bull, is registered at the address.

The baby is from out of state, according to the Montgomery County coroner's investigator. The child's name has not been released.

The dog was removed by an animal control officer. Homicide detectives were called to investigate.

About a dozen people who appeared to be close friends and family of the stepgrandmother arrived at the two-story home as detectives conducted the investigation.

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