Pit bull mix euthanized after killing 6-month-old girl

Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee was killed by a pit bull mix in Las Vegas on Monday, May 8, 2017.


LAS VEGAS -- Officials on Tuesday euthanized a pit bull mix the day after the dog mauled and killed a 6-month-old girl, CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reports.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the child as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee, who died Monday. The dog was 9 years old, KLAS reports.


A 9-year-old pit bull mix was euthanized after killing a 6-month-old girl in northwest Las Vegas on Monday, May 8, 2017.


Police say the girl was playing in her walker near the dog when she was attacked. The girl's mother tried to stop the attack Monday afternoon, police officer Laura Meltzer said. 

The owner of the dog surrendered the pit bull mix Monday after the attack. Officials say dogs that have attacked and killed a person cannot be adopted. 

Police arrived at the young girl's home in northwest Las Vegas shortly after the attack as she was brought to the hospital. They say no charges are expected as a result of the incident, calling it a tragic accident.