SALISBURY, ROWAN COUNTY NC - JACARI LONG, 6-MONTHS-OLD, WAS KILLED BY THE BABYSITTER'S PIT BULL
(WBTV) - A 6-month-old child was killed on Tuesday afternoon after being attacked by a dog that belonged to his babysitter.
Jacari Long, of Lexington, passed away from injuries sustained after a BOXER/PIT BULL MIX attacked him in his babysitter’s living room while the dog’s owner was outside in the driveway.
The attack occurred on Wilson Road near Livingstone College. The babysitter told police that she had left the child in the living room of her home with her mother while she went out to the driveway to clean out the backseat of her car. While making room in the car for the child, she heard her mother scream from inside and found the dog attacking the child when she entered the room. At around 2:30 p.m., police were notified of the attack and called to the scene.
The child was taken to a hospital in Winston Salem but due to the extent of the injuries he was pronounced deceased.
Rowan County Animal Control has taken custody of the dog and Salisbury Police are actively investigating this case. No further information has been released at this time.
PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX - 1 (TX) 6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - 1 (TN) GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX (MS)
PACK OF DOGS - 1 (TX)
2 DOBERMAN PINSCHERS - 1 (TX)
CA - 1 KY - 1
MS - 1 NC - 1 SC - 1 TN - 1
TX - 3 1) 1-9 - Dianne Reves - 70 - Grenada County MS - A total of 7 dogs were taken into custody - The Sheriff's Department reported she suffered about several hundred dog bites - Facebook posts from the neighbor shows the dogs were GERMAN SHEPHERD/BLUE TICK HOUND MIX.
2) 1-21 - Ed Stanley - 85 - Amarillo, Potter County TX - He was severely mauled over his entire body by a PIT BULL AND A SHEPHERD MIX on his driveway - A passerby came to his aid but he died 2 weeks later - http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2019/01/amarillo-tx-85-year-old-man-suffered.html
3) 2-7 - Ashton McGhee - 1 - Guthrie KY - The 1-year-old baby boy lived in Hopkinsville KY and was visiting his grandparents' home when one of the family dogs came in from outside and attacked him - The Chief of Police said the PIT BULL MIX may have been spooked by a thunderstorm and then spooked again by the ball the child was playing with - "IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE FREAK ACCIDENT".
4) 2-8 - Elaine Richman - Houston TX - She owned two DOBERMAN PINSCHERS that she trained as show dogs - She was found dead in her backyard with bite marks over her face and body. 5) 2-15 - Angela Johnson - 54 - Anza Riverside County CA - On Dec 15, 2018, she was hanging out clothes on a line in her yard when a neighbor's 3 pit bulls mauled her - A main artery was bitten into on her neck and she suffered a severe stroke - She remained in a coma and died on Feb 9, 2019. 6) 2-21 - Nancy Burgess-Dismuke - 52 - Greenville SC - She was playing in her yard with 2 of her dogs said to be BOXER MIXES - Neighbors heard her screaming and at first thought they were just playing, then realized they were mauling her - several men came running and hit the dogs with various things but the tiny woman had lost so much blood from her upper extremities ... "one arm was hanging and the other was bitten off!!!" 7) 2-26 - Bessie Jill Peterson - 88 - Pall Mall Pickett County TN - She was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center after being mauled around 5pm by a neighbor's dogs - 6 GERMAN SHEPHERDS - Her sister, who was in the home with her, says that she went outside to check on a drainage ditch and the flooding in her yard when the dogs attacked - She tried to help her sister but the dogs chased her back in. 8) 2-27 - Johnnie Mae Garner - 88 - Lubbock TX - Family members believe that the neighbor's dogs were trying to get to her dog in her backyard and she was trying to scare them away when they mauled her. 9) 3 -5 - Jacari Long - 6 Months -Salisbury NC - The child's babysitter had gone outside to the car to clean off a seat for the baby boy when she heard her mother scream and ran inside to fine her ?PIT BULL/BOXER MIX? mauling him - He was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Winston Salem where he was pronounced dead. PENDING: 2-15-19 - Brenda Hamilton - 77 - Pantego Beaufort County NC - She was attacked around 6am on Friday morning on Indian Run Road - Canine DNA was found on her - Investigators are collecting DNA from "canines" in the area to find which animal horribly and fatally mauled her.