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New Brunswick Police Shoot, and Kill, Dogs That Mauled Child

By JAMES O' NEILL MIDDLESEX COUNTY PROSECUTORS' OFFICE

July 5, 2014 at 12:15 AM

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced that a four-year-old girl remains hospitalized after being mauled by two pit bulls at a home in New Brunswick.

The child, whose identity is being withheld, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where she is being treated for injuries suffered in the attack by two pit bulls on July 3, 2014.

 Police were dispatched to the home on Lufberry Avenue at 7:59 p.m. Three officers fired an undisclosed number of shots and killed the dogs. Neither the child nor a babysitter who was in the room at the time was injured by the gunfire.

Police rushed the girl to the hospital. She is listed in critical condition.

New Brunswick police contacted the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, which took control of the investigation.  No charges have been filed. The investigation is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Frank DiNinno of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4194.