2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Hunter Bragg

June 2016, Penobscot County, ME
Hunter Bragg, 7
Fatal pit bull attack

Update: 06/06/16: The 7-year old boy struck down by a pit bull has been identified as Hunter Bragg of Bangor. The adult male pit bull that killed him has been euthanized, Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said at a news conference Monday afternoon. On Saturday, Hunter was playing in the yard with two other children at Gary Merchant’s home at 207 Moody’s Mill Road when the attack occurred. The child’s father, Jason Bragg, and Merchant were at the residence at the time, Sheriff Morton said.

06/05/16: Corinna, ME – On Saturday, deputies responded to a dog attack at a home on Moody’s Mills Road in Corinna at 5:15 pm, states a release issued Saturday night by Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton. When deputies arrived at the scene, they found the 7-year old boy had died as a result of the attack. No one else was injured, and the dog was put down, states the release. Additional details were not provided, including the victim’s name. An investigation into the attack is ongoing. – DogsBite.org

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