2024 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Sustains Devastating Injuries in Detroit Pit Bull Mauling; Dies While Hospitalized

Harold Phillips, 35, died Friday after sustaining devastating injuries by pit bulls. Dog Owners Charged UPDATE 02/28/24: The owners of three dogs that attacked Harold Phillips have been charged with a felony in connection to his death. Roy Eric Goodman, 40, and Trevina Quiche Goodman, 38, are each charged with one count of owning a dangerous animal that caused a person's death. On January 29, the couple's pit bulls escaped their property and viciously attacked Phillips af… [Read full blog post]

2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Loose Pit Bull Kills 4-Year Old Boy on Detroit's Westside; the Dog Pulled him Through a Gap Under the Fence

Lovell Anderson, 4, was killed by a loose pit bull while playing in his grandmother's backyard. Pit Bull Kills Child Detroit, MI - A 4-year old boy is dead after being mauled by a pit bull. The attack occurred about 3:00 pm in the 9300 block of Pierson Street. The child was playing in the fenced-in backyard of his grandmother's home when the dog grabbed the child through the fence. Detroit Police Cmdr. Arnold Williams told CBS News, "She actually had to pull the child away because t… [Read full blog post]

2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by Two Pit Bulls Habituating a Boarded-Up Vacant Detroit Building

Daniel Bonacorsi, 58, was killed by a pair of pit bulls inside a boarded-up vacant Detroit building. Man Killed by Pit Bulls Detroit, MI - A 58-year old man was discovered dead inside a boarded-up vacant building on Tuesday. Police believe the man was attacked and killed by two pit bulls being kept in the building. The man was found around 1:30 pm inside an expansive vacant building in the 5400 block of West Fourth Street. According to Detroit police Cpl. Dan Donakowski, the man h… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: 9-Year Old Girl Mauled to Death by Three Pit Bulls on Detroit's West Side

Dog Owner Charged with Second-Degree Murder & Manslaughter Emma Hernandez, 9-years old, was killed by three pit bulls in southwest Detroit. Dog Owner Charged UPDATE 08/22/19: The owner of three pit bulls that brutally killed a 9-year old girl in southwest Detroit Monday has been charged with murder, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. Pierre Cleveland, 33, has been charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and possessing dangerous anim… [Read full blog post]