Neighbor recounts deadly pit bull attack on children walking to school

Children attacked by pit bulls

A Georgia man remains jailed this morning after his unleashed dogs attacked two elementary school children as they walked to their bus stop in Atlanta Tuesday.

Six-year-old Logan Braatz was killed and five-year-old Syrai Sanders was critically hurt, reports CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan.

Angelica Braatz discovered the body of her son, Logan, shortly after he left the house for school Tuesday morning. 

“We heard the screaming from the house and everybody came running. I saw the one child laying on the ground and then everybody still trying to find the other kids,” Braatz said.  

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Syrai Sanders was found by neighbors, badly injured and unresponsive.

“I ran to the baby and said --  I looked down at her to see what I could do for and when I looked at her, I knew that it was nothing I could do,” said neighbor Angie Smith.

Sanders was rushed to an area hospital where she remains in critical condition. 

“The dogs was still chasing everybody, there was nothing we could do because they kept coming back, kept coming back,” said Tamiko Williams, a relative of Syrai’s.

Atlanta police quickly responded, shooting and injuring one of the two dogs suspected in the attacks.

“Some brave kids. Some kids ran back to the scene to try to pull the dogs off the children that was injured,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard of the Atlanta Police Department.

Police arrested the owner of the dogs, Cameron Tucker, charging him with two counts of reckless endangerment. The two pit bull mixes are in the custody of animal control while investigators determine if a third dog was involved in the attacks.