2018 Pit Bull Fatality: Javon Torres

August 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Javon Torres, 2-years old
Fatal pit bull attack
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Philadelphia, PA – A 2-year old boy is dead and a 23-year old woman was injured after being attacked by two pit bulls in the city’s Port Richmond section. Police were called to a home in the 3000 block of Agate Street about 5:15 pm, where the dogs were attacking a toddler. When police arrived, the pit bulls were actively attacking both victims. Police open fired, killing two of the pit bulls and injuring a third. Police said there were a total of five or six dogs inside the home. – DogsBite.org

The city Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the toddler who was fatally mauled by pit bulls in a Port Richmond rowhouse Wednesday as Javon Torres. Office spokesperson James Garrow said an autopsy Friday morning determined that the death was “accidental” and resulted from “multiple blunt and penetrating injuries.” A police source Friday identified the woman who was trying to protect the child as Rebecca Olan, 27. He said she lived in the home and was the owner of the pit bulls. – Philly.com

Javon Torres killed by pit bulls

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