Monday, June 29, 2015
Dog Kills Young Boy
Lawton, OK - In a developing story, a 3-year old boy was mauled to death by a dog Sunday morning. Jordan Charles Collins-Tyson was killed while visiting his great-grandmother's home, according to Pam Ramirez, a family friend. The dog, initially reported as a pit bull by KSWO News, latched onto the boy's neck, killing him. The child's body was transported to the state Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, Ramirez said. A family friend has started a GoFundMe page.
A later news report by The Lawton Constitution confirmed the attack was carried out by a pit bull. Lawton Police Captain Craig Akard said the attack happened at 9:00 am on the 500 block of Southwest 17th Street. A family friend was babysitting and watching Jordan "out the window" as he played in the backyard. When she looked again, it was too late. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, the pit bull was still being aggressive, Akard said. Police shot the dog.
There were two dogs in the backyard with the boy at the time of the fatal attack, according to the KSWO update. Jordan had been around the pit bull that attacked him Sunday -- executing the killing bite -- in the past without any problems. The news video sums up the reported scenario: KSWO was told by a person at the home, "the [pit bull] did not belong to anyone who actually lived at the house, but the child had been around the dog before without any other incidents."1, 2
2In October 2012, just 8-months after little Jordan was born, his father Charles Anthony Tyson was the victim of a brutal homicide. Tyson was beaten and shot to death with a shotgun on the front porch of his Lawton home. Jose Villanueva was later convicted of first-degree murder in connection to his death and sentenced to life in prison.
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