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Dog that killed Las Vegas infant euthanized

Updated May 9, 2017 - 6:15 pm

The family dog — a pit bull mix — that killed a 6-month-old Las Vegas girl was euthanized Tuesday afternoon, a Clark County spokesman said.

“The owner surrendered the dog to the County yesterday,” spokesman Dan Kulin said in a statement Tuesday. “A dog that has attacked and killed a person would not be allowed to be adopted.

“Our thoughts are with the grieving family during this difficult time.”

The dog was male and about 9 years old, according to the statement.

Earlier Tuesday, the Clark County coroner identified the child as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee.

“We’re all heartbroken,” said the infant’s grandfather, Ryan Tsuda, who answered the door at the family’s home Tuesday afternoon. He declined to comment further.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the attack happened about 1 p.m. Monday in a home on the 9100 block of Brilliant Prairie Court, near North Durango Drive and West Centennial Parkway.

Kamiko had been playing in a baby walker near the dog when it suddenly began biting her.

Her mother stopped the attack, police said, but the baby already had been badly injured.

Police described the dog as a “pit bull-terrier-type mix.” Clark County Animal Control took it into custody at the family’s home a few hours after the attack.

Kamiko was taken to Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter. Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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