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For Immediate Release Contact: Lt. Matt Gard
January 27th, 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette Police Investigating an Infant Death
On Saturday January 25th, 2020 at 11:31am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to 1901 Greenbush St, Lafayette, IN for a report of a dog that had attacked a 1 month old infant inside the residence. When the first officer arrived on scene he found a pit-mixed breed dog standing over the injured infant. In order for the infant to receive lifesaving aid, Officer Neil Cain fired one shot, killing the dog. The 1 month old infant, Julian Connell was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Prior to attacking the infant, the pit-mix had been fighting with a beagle-mix in the home. The beagle-mix was taken to the Purdue Veterinary Hospital for treatment of its injuries.
Lieutenant Matt Gard
Community Outreach & Crime Prevention