Monday, July 13, 2015

SHAKER HEIGHTS OH - A PIT BULL MAULED ANNIE WILLIAMS, 71, SO SEVERELY SHE DIED LATER AT A HOSPITAL

19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE:  ANNIE'S 2 GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER'S , 7 AND 8, WATCHED OUT THE WINDOW AS THE PIT BULL BIT DOWN ON HER NECK BLOOD SPURTING EVERYWHERE AND KILLED HER

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/29533488/woman-dies-following-pit-bull-attack

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A woman has died after being badly mauled by a dog Sunday afternoon.

pit bull kills woman in shaker heights
pit bull kills woman in shaker heights
Annie Williams, 71, of Cleveland, died at South Pointe Hospital after being attacked by a pit bull on Pennington Road. Crews transported Williams to the hospital, but it was too late. 
Williams was picking up her two granddaughters from their father when the dog attacked. A 13-year-old relative was inside the car at the time of the incident.
Family members say the dog's owner lives in the home where she was picking up her grandchildren. The pit bull was not licensed in Cuyahoga County. 
911 dispatch: What’s the dog doing?
Caller: I don’t know. He’s on top of a lady! Somebody’s trying to get him off, but they can’t get him off!

The dog jumped on Williams as she got out of her car onto the sidewalk. Witnesses say at least two neighbors tried to get the pit bull off her.
"There is a man hitting the dog, and apparently, the dog wasn't moving to get up off of her. But, eventually, the other neighbor came and scared it with the shots," said Darlene White, who lives two doors away.
Police say the animal was wounded by a neighbor, who shot at the dog after witnessing the attack. The wounded dog was then shot and killed by officers in a backyard in the 3600 block of Pennington.
Shaker Heights Police is investigating and awaiting autopsy results from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

"I didn't get to see her before this happened. She was always there for everybody. As stranger in the street, it didn't matter who it was. She was the sweetest person and her grandkids loved her," said Annie's daughter, Tequila. 
Williams moved to Cleveland from Mobile, AL, at 21. She worked 30 years at University Hospitals as a dietician's aide. More recently, she worked on Saturdays at McDonald's in Cleveland. Management said she was an amazing employee. 
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The incident took place in the 3600 block of Pennington Road in Shaker Heights. Annie Williams, 71, of Cleveland died later that evening after the attack, according to Shaker Heights police.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.
Phyllis Quarles was outside a few houses away at the time when she heard screaming. Phyllis' son Christian tried to wrestle the dog off of the woman but it then went after him and he shouted to a neighbor to shoot the dog.
Christian says he believes the dog was a pitbull.
Williams was rushed to South Pointe Hospital.
Authorities say the dog was killed.
Check back to WKYC.com for updates as they become available.
http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/cuyahoga-county/2015/07/12/woman-mauled-by-dog/30066993/


2015 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES  - 18   (8 CHILDREN - 10 ADULTS)

PIT BULL - 11
        FREDERICK MD - 
        WEST MIFFLIN PA
        WHEELING WV 
       JEFFERSON COUNTY AR
       PAHRUMP NV
       DALLAS TX
       CHICAGO IL
       LAWTON OK
       PECOS TX
       HENDERSON COUNTY NC
       SHAKER HEIGHTS OH
      
PIT BULL MIXES - 2
       BROOKSVILLE FL
       COLLEGE SPRINGS PAGE COUNTY IA - 

ROTTWEILER -  1
       SULPHUR SPRINGS TX  

UNKNOWN BREED DOGS -  4 
       COAL HILL JOHNSON COUNTY AR 
       ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION SD  
       WASHINGTON GA 
       CANYON LAKE TX
      

(1-2-   PACK OF FERAL DOGS - UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN MALE ABOUT 40- GALLUP NM - PENDING - 1)



1.  1-7 -  EUGENE WESLEY SMITH -  87- FREDERICK MD - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY A 4-YEAR-OLD NEUTERED PIT BULL WEIGHING ABOUT 84 POUNDS THAT HAD BEEN RESCUED/ADOPTED AND LIVED IN THE HOME WITH SMITH, HIS SON AND HIS SON'S FIANCE SINCE MAY. 

2.  1-19 - DECLIN MOSS - 18 MONTHS - ISTACHATTA NORTH OF BROOKSVILLE FL - ATTACKED AND KILLED BY 2 OF THE FAMILY'S  PIT BULL MIXES  WHILE IN THE CARE OF HIS GRANDFATHER.

3.  1-22 -  MALAKI MILDWARD -  7 - COLLEGE SPRINGS, PAGE COUNTY IA - KILLED BY THE FAMILY'S TWO  8 OR 9 -MONTH-OLD PIT BULL MIXES.

4.  2-4  -  FREDERICK GLENN CRUTCHFIELD- 63- COAL HILL, JOHNSON COUNTY AR -  FOUND DEAD NEAR WOODED AREA OUTSIDE HIS HOME - AUTOPSY REVEALED HE DIED FROM BLOOD LOSS DUE TO MULTIPLE DOG BITES - THE DOGS, BREED UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME, BELONGED TO A RELATIVE. 

 5. 2-22 - TAY'LYNN DEVAUGHN, 2 - WEST MIFFLIN PA - MAULED TO DEATH BY HER AUNT'S BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL INSIDE THE HOME WHERE SHE AND HER FATHER HAD BEEN STAYING FOR SEVERAL DAYS - SHE HAD BEEN AROUND THE PIT BULL PREVIOUSLY.

6. 3-8 -  ROY HIGGINBOTHAM JR -  62 - WHEELING WV - AUTOPSY PENDING -  A 3-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PIT BULL OWNED BY DAVID WALLACE, 63, POSSIBLY A ROOMMATE OF HIGGINBOTHAM, ATTACKED HIM WHEN HE TRIED TO GIVE AID TO WALLACE WHO MAY HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK.  WALLACE  HAD OWNED THE MOTHER OF THIS PIT BULL SO HE HAD THIS DOG SINCE IT WAS BORN.  AUTOPSY RESULTS SHOW THE VICTIM DIED FROM A SEVERED RADIAL ARTERY NEAR HIS LEFT WRIST.

7. 3-12- BETTY WOOD - 78 - SULPHUR SPRINGS TX - MAULED TO DEATH INSIDE HER HOME BY HER 5-YEAR-OLD ROTTWEILER

8. 3-14- JULIA CHARGING WHIRLWIND - 49 - WHITE RIVER SD - ROSEBUD RESERVATION - MAULED TO DEATH BY AT LEAST 2 AND PROBABLY MORE STRAY DOGS - BREED UNKNOWN.

9.  3-21- DE'TRICK JOHNSON- 36 - JEFFERSON COUNTY AR - ATTACKED AND MAULED TO DEATH BY 7 PIT BULLS AS HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR AT C.J.'S GARAGE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS OF PINE BLUFF. HE WAS WAITING FOR THE OWNER TO ARRIVE TO OPEN THE GATES SO HE WAS STILL OUTSIDE THE GATES IN A PUBLIC STREET AREA.

10. 3-31 - NETA LEE ADAMS - 81 - WASHINGTON GA - FOUND DEAD IN A DITCH - THE CORONER RULED SHE HAD DIED FROM MULTIPLE DOG BITES - BREED UNKNOWN.

11.  4-14 - KENNETH LAWRENCE FORD - 79 - PAHRUMP NV - ATTACKED BY 3 PIT BULLS ON MARCH 13, HE DIED ON APRIL 14 FROM HIS SEVERE INJURIES.

12. 4-19 - BRAYDEN WILSON - 2-MONTH-OLD INFANT BOY - THE BABY WAS IN HIS BOUNCY SEAT.  HIS FATHER WAS WITH HIM AND HIS MOTHER WAS NOT HOME - THE FATHER WENT OUTSIDE TO TURN ON A SPRINKLER  AND WHEN HE CAME BACK IN, THE FAMILY PIT BULL WAS MAULING THE BOY WHILE HE SAT IN THE BOUNCY CHAIR.

13. 5-2 - GAEGE ANTHONY RAMIREZ - 7 - CANYON LAKE TX - MAULED BY AS MANY AS 5 UNKNOWN BREED DOGS AT A HOUSE IN CANYON LAKE TEXAS WHERE HIS MOTHER HAD TAKEN HIM TO VISIT.

14. 5-25 - JAMES W. NEVELS III - 5 - CHICAGO IL - THE BOY WAS VISITING IN A HOME WITH HIS MOTHER - A PIT BULL (OWNER NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME) WAS AT THE RESIDENCE AND WAS BEING KEPT IN A BEDROOM BUT IT "SOMEHOW" GOT TO THE BOY AND GRIPPED DOWN ON HIS NECK AND SHOULDER - HEROS - 2 TEENAGE BROTHERS CAME WITH EVERY OBJECT THEY COULD FIND AND BEGAN BEATING THE PIT BULL - A CHAIR, A KNIFE, A ROCK, A POLE, A BRICK UNTIL THEY BEAT THE MUTANT TO DEATH....BUT IT WAS TOO LATE!!! 

15.  6-28 - JORDON TYSON 'JO JO' COLLINS - 3 - THE CHILD WAS BEING RAISED BY HIS GRANDFATHER AND THEY WERE AT HIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE.  IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE GRANDFATHER WAS WORKING ON A CAR THERE.  SOMEONE NOT NAMED WAS WATCHING AFTER THE CHILD BY LOOKING THROUGH A WINDOW AS HE PLAYED IN THE YARD.  WHEN THEY LOOKED AGAIN, THE BOY WAS BEING MAULED. TWO DOGS WERE ON THE PROPERTY AND EXACTLY WHO OWNED THIS DOG HAS NOT BEEN NAMED YET.

16.  7-2 -  NORBERTO LEGARDA- 83 - PECOS TX - THE ELDERLY MAN WAS FEEDING A RELATIVE'S PET DOG IN THEIR  BACKYARD WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF TOWN WHEN 3 PIT BULLS ENTERED THE YARD AND BEGAN ATTACKING THE RELATIVE'S PET AND THEN TURNED ON THE MAN. BY THE TIME POLICE GOT THERE AND SUBDUED THE PIT BULLS, HE WAS ALREADY DEAD.

17.  7-7 - JOSHUA PHILLIP STROTHER - 6 - HENDERSON NC - NEIGHBORS ADOPTED A NEUTERED MALE PIT BULL ABOUT 1-YEAR-OLD FROM A SHELTER IN A NEARBY COUNTY AND THEY ALLOWED JOSHUA AS WELL AS THEIR GIRL ABOUT THE SAME AGE AS JOSHUA TO PLAY WITH IT - IT APPEARS THAT JOSHUA CLIMBED THE FENCE OF THE NEIGHBOR TO PLAY AND WHEN HIS MOTHER DISCOVERED HIM A FEW MINUTES LATER HE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD AND APPEARED TO BE DEAD.

18.  7-12 - ANNIE WILLIAMS - 71 - SHAKER HEIGHTS OH - SHE WAS PICKING UP HER 2 GRANDDAUGHTERS FROM THEIR FATHER'S HOUSE AND HAD A 13-YEAR-OLD RELATIVE IN THE CAR WITH HER.  SHE EXITED THE CAR AND WAS ATTACKED IMMEDIATELY BY A PIT BULL WHO BELONGED TO SOMEONE WHO ALSO LIVED IN THE HOUSE. tWO MEN CAME AND TRIED TO PRY THE PIT OFF HER BUT COULD NOT AND ONE OF THEM GOT A GUN AND FIRED. THE DOG WAS POSSIBLY WOUNDED AT THIS TIME AND IT RAN INTO THE BACK YARD. OFFICERS SHOT THE DOG DEAD WHEN THEY ARRIVED.  ANNIE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL WHERE SHE DIED.




(1-2 - PENDING - UNIDENTIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN - GALLUP NM - FOUND DEAD  NEAR A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT ON U.S. 491 - POSSIBLY MAULED BY A PACK OF DOGS.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great help lady on the phone. "I'm not going by the windoooooow!"

Anyway, I'm sure glad the the pit bull ban was repealed in Ohio! Things are so much better!

Pit bulls make great pets. They are harmless. They are not a threat to anyone. We should never discriminate against dangerous pit bulls. It's just wrong. Allowing friendly pit bulls to kill people is the better option.

Sputnik said...

This is the fourth person killed by a pit bull type dog in July; the fifth in just sixteen days -- that's a killing every three days these past weeks. Four of the five were killed by pit bulls they knew. All five were killed by pit bulls that were someone's 'beloved family pet'.

If we can't get our bought-and-sol politicians to ban these monsters, at least we should all refuse to have anything to do with anyone who owns or pimps for pit bulls. Including your friends and family members, whose pit bull type dog is likely to maul YOU to death if you don't shun them.