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Published: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 5:24 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 3:32 PM
DAYTON — The man killed after being mauled by a pit bull Tuesday morning has been identified as 60-year-old Maurice Brown, of Central Avenue in Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Booher said the property owner is in a nursing home. Its unknown if the property owner is the dog owner, however there's evidence people were feeding and caring for four dogs at the residence.
The dog that attacked Brown attacked a rodent before breaking loose from its chain. Police responded to Middle Street Tuesday morning after a neighbor called 9-1-1 and reported he heard someone yelling for help.
The caller told the 9-1-1 dispatcher he heard a man outside yelling for help and crying for about three to five minutes.
"Near Riverview Avenue there's a man outside yelling 'Jesus help me. Help me,'" the caller said to the dispatcher. "Sounds like he's in pain. He's yelling at the top of his lungs. All the dogs are barking."
Potential charges in a fatal dog attack could range from control of animal to felony offenses, but Booher said the prosecutor’s office will be consulted.
"The injuries were pretty severe from the dog itself," Booher said, adding the dog was still attacking the man when officers arrived on scene. "This isn't something that ordinarily happens."
On Tuesday, Dayton police waited on a search warrant to enter a house in the 300 block of Middle Street.
Three dogs were removed from the house after a dog fatally mauled a man walking in an alley behind the house.
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