Jordan Charles Collins-Tyson – Killed by pit bull while visiting his great-grandmother – Lawton, OK (6/28/15)

Child Mauled To Death By Dog In City

Police: 3-year-old Lawton Boy Dies After Pitbull Attack

 Matt McCullock – 6/29/15

2015-07-06_08h17_17A 3-year-old Lawton boy is killed after being attacked by a pit bull in the backyard of a home there.

Captain Craig Akard says it happened at 9 a.m. at 505 Southwest 17th Street.

A family friend was babysitting and watching the little boy out the window playing in the backyard.

When the babysitter looked again she said she saw him laying on the ground with injuries.

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Young child killed by dog

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 7:27 AM CDTUpdated: Jun 29, 2015 4:19 PM CDT

According to police, Jordan Collins was being babysat by a friend of the family around 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Jordan was in the backyard of a home on the 500 block of Southwest 17th Street with two dogs when he was attacked. Jordan had been around the dog that attacked him before without any problems.

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2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Child Under Babysitter’s Watch in Lawton, Oklahoma reports
Lawton, OK – In a developing story, a 3-year old boy was mauled to death by a dog Sunday morning. Jordan Charles Collins-Tyson was killed while visiting his great-grandmother’s home, according to Pam Ramirez, a family friend. The dog, initially reported as a pit bull by KSWO News, latched onto the boy’s neck, killing him. The child’s body was transported to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, Ramirez said.


American Pit Bull Terrier

APBT 2The American Pit Bull Terrier is, like all the ‘bully’ breeds, one of this group of descendants of the British ‘bull and terrier’ type fighting bulldogs. Once imported into the United States, it was bred up to be bigger again, and again used in baiting animals and in dogfighting. The American Kennel Club (founded 1884) was unwilling to register these fighting dogs, so in 1898 the United Kennel Club was founded specifically to register working pit-fighting dogs and to promote dogfighting. In order to be registered, a dog had to first win three pit fights7,8,9. The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) became a ‘breed’. As dogfighting declined in popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, Colby (the most famous and prolific breeder of these dogs) began to search for a new market and began promoting the APBT as family pets10,11. This despite the fact that his breeding lines included child killers12.

The APBT is of medium intelligence, and it is athletic. They have plenty of energy and exuberance for life. They are affectionate companions are often referred to as a “nanny dog”, which leads many families to believe that they are suitable companions for children. Many can live happily with children and never have an issue, but there are many cases of the family pit bull suddenly attacking or killing a child in the household. The Pit Bull advocacy group BADRAP recently retracted their original “nanny dog” statements ( In 2013 and 2014, in the United States, 27 children were killed by Pit Bulls and their mixes. Most of these children were killed by family pet pit bulls that had never been neglected or abused and had always loved the child. As with all breeds, the traits needed for their original tasks remain in the dogs – in this case, the sudden explosive aggression that was necessary to survive in the fighting pit. An APBT may never show this aggression, but if it does there will be no warning and the attack will not be easy to stop. Extreme caution should always be taken when this breed interacts with children. They are fun loving dogs that have “clownish” behaviors. Despite, their many positive qualities, this breed may not be suitable for everyone. Their high energy requires a family that can accommodate and appreciate this aspect of their personality. They usually do best with active families. Many American Pit Bull Terriers get calmer as they age and an older dog may work for a more reserved family.

In North America, from 1982-2014, Pit Bull breeds and mixes have seriously attacked 3,595 humans that resulted in 2,233 maimings and 307 deaths

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