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1-year-old killed at his birthday party by family’s 120-pound dog identified

Dog attacks, kills infant

KSNV coverage of fatal dog attack and interview with grief-stricken father, April 28, 2012.

The 1-year-old boy who died after the family’s pet dog attacked him at his birthday party has been identified by the Clark County coroner's office as Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan.

The boy was at his grandmother’s Henderson residence on Navarre Lane near Arroyo Grande Boulevard celebrating his birthday on Friday when he crawled toward the family’s 6-year-old, 120 pound Mastiff/Rhodesian mix to pet the dog, Henderson Police said.

The dog latched onto the boy’s head and began to shake him as the grandmother tried to pull the boy away from the dog, police said.

Henderson Fire paramedics took the toddler to St. Rose Dominican Hospital–Siena Campus where he was transported by helicopter to University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit.

The boy died at the hospital Saturday. The family turned the dog over to Henderson Animal Control.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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