Dog Attacks, Kills 1-Year-Old - 8 News NOW

Dog Attacks, Kills 1-Year-Old

Posted: Updated:

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A 1-year-old boy is dead after he was attacked by the family dog Friday night.

Family members say they and the boy, Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan, were at the child's grandmother's house for the toddler's first birthday party when the attack happened. Jeremiah was playing with the 6-year-old Matstiff-Rhodesian mix when the dog clamped his jaw on the boy's head and shook him. The grandmother and others in the house tried to free the boy.

"My mom, the whole time, tried to grab his head and [kept] his neck sturdy because the dog was shaking him so bad," said Chris Shahan, Jeremiah's father. "He broke his neck from what I've found out."

Paramedics were called. He was rushed to St. Rose Dominican Hospital - Siena Campus. He was then taken by helicopter to University Medical Center. He died Saturday morning from his injuries. He turned 1 year old on Thursday.

The dog has been taken by Henderson Animal Control officers. It will be observed for 10 days to determine if it has rabies. It has been declared vicious and will be euthanized when the observation period is over.

The family has had the dog since it was a puppy. The child had been around him since he was born. The family says they have not seen any aggressive behavior from the dog in the past. 

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • BREAKING NEWS: North Las Vegas Police investigate double shooting, one dead

    BREAKING NEWS: North Las Vegas Police investigate double shooting, one dead

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:49 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:49:04 GMT
    North Las Vegas, NV. --North Las Vegas police are investigating a double shooting Friday night shortly before 8 p.m.Investigators said two men were shot at a home on Arbor Crest Street, near East Tropical Parkway and Donna Street.A 60-year-old man was taken to UMC Trauma with his condition unknown at this time. The second victim, a 37-year-old man, sustained non-life threatening injuries and treated on scene.Police are investigating the shooting as a domestic violence incident.More>>
    North Las Vegas, NV. --North Las Vegas police are investigating a double shooting Friday night shortly before 8 p.m.Investigators said two men were shot at a home on Arbor Crest Street, near East Tropical Parkway and Donna Street.A 60-year-old man was taken to UMC Trauma with his condition unknown at this time. The second victim, a 37-year-old man, sustained non-life threatening injuries and treated on scene.Police are investigating the shooting as a domestic violence incident.More>>
  • BREAKING NEWS: UMC lays off 100 employees

    BREAKING NEWS: UMC lays off 100 employees

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:52:41 GMT
    University Medical Center laid off more than 100 employees Friday and announced it will close four care centers.More>>
    University Medical Center laid off more than 100 employees Friday and announced it will close four care centers.More>>
  • Police investigate double stabbing

    Police investigate double stabbing

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:17:18 GMT
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.