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-TV, 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. – DogsBite.org
According to police, Jordan Collins was being babysat by a friend of the family around 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Jordan was in the backyard of a home on the 500 block of Southwest 17th Street with two dogs when he was attacked. Jordan had been around the dog that attacked him before without any problems. The dog continued to act aggressively when police arrived and it shot at the scene. Lawton Animal Welfare then took the dog. – KSOW
factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 2.9 deaths per year. From 2013 to 2020, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 28.4 deaths per year, an increase of over 850%.