Apartment where Ronnel Brown was killed by his pit bull-cross dog, named Kilo.
Killed by Pit Bull-Cross
UPDATE 07/11/12: Ronnel Brown, 40-years old, was mauled to death by a dog the Cincinnati SPCA is calling an Alapaha blue-blood bulldog, one of several breeds achieved by crossing the "old southern white bulldog" and the American pit bull terrier.1 (See: Early bloodlines, note the Colby pit bull at the top right). Neither the AKC nor UKC kennel clubs recognize this dog breed.2 According to Brown's sister, the dog that killed her brother was also his "pride and joy."
"(Kilo) was his pride and joy. He was very gentle with him. Both the dog gentle with my brother and my brother gentle with the dog." -DeLisa Brown
A separate article shows the victim was undergoing dialysis when the attack occurred. Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco told FOX 19 news, "He was on dialysis and had a device in his forearm that during the scuffle with the dog, the dog bit him in the forearm and ripped a hole in that device, that led to a lot of blood loss." Sammarco also described the bite wounds as deep and that it is unknown how much of a role the damaged device played in Brown's death.
What is known is that when paramedics arrived at the victim's apartment the dog was "berserk, out-of-control." Responding medical personnel had to wait up to ten minutes for police to arrive and shoot the dog to death before entering the man's home. Brown was dead by the time they reached him. Two puppies were also found in the victim's apartment. It is unknown if they are offspring. FOX 19 reports that many people have contacted the SPCA hoping to adopt one.3
07/11/12: Man Killed by Own Dog
Cincinnati, OH - In a developing story, a 40-year old man was mauled to death early Wednesday by his pet pit bull-type dog. Investigators say the victim, Ronnel Brown, called 911 and told dispatchers that he had been attacked by his dog and thought he was going to pass out. When firefighters arrived, they could not enter the apartment because the animal was so vicious. Police officers shot and killed the dog. Paramedics then entered and found Brown dead inside.
2Untrue with other pit bull-type dogs (fighting breeds) including the dogo argentino, presa canario and others.
3Because at the end of the day, "abnormal" dog owners want to raise the likely offspring of a man-killer.
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