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Dad arrested after 19-month-old mauled to demise

FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) — A toddler is lifeless in Brooklyn, mauled by the household’s canine, and the boy’s father is now below arrest.

Police say Vernon Foster left his 19-month-old son, Ryan Francis Foster, within the care of his different two youngsters, ages 9 and 11, and the Rottweiler is claimed to have a historical past of aggression.

Officers have been dispatched to a primary ground residence on East 17th Road in Flatbush simply after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the discovered the younger boy bleeding closely and with a number of wounds to his physique.

Authorities say the 30-year-old father left his toddler together with his different two sons whereas went to work, and in some way the canine turned on the boy.

Investigators say after the assault, the older brothers ran out of the residence with the injured sibling searching for assist.

Foster was rushed to an space hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.

Foster is dealing with fees of manslaughter, criminally negligent murder and performing in a way injurious to a toddler.

The 11-year-old was reportedly petrified of the animal, as he was beforehand bit in 2019.

“It is a horrible scenario,” NYPD Assistant Chief Michael Kemper stated. “Horrible scenario for them and definitely for the household that’s affected by this tragedy.”

The 2 different youngsters weren’t damage.

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“Detectives from the 70th Precinct and Brooklyn South Murder Squad are totally engaged within the investigation,” Kemper stated. “It’s totally lively proper now, pending a search warrant for the residence, and we’re working with the Kings County DA’s Workplace proper now in relation to fees.”

The residence and the canine are stated to belong to the kids’s grandparents, who’re in a foreign country. The boys’ dad and mom are usually not collectively, and the mom had left them within the care of their father.

The grandparents are the superintendents of the residence constructing the place the assault occurred, they usually reportedly had the canine for safety, as they’ve been burglarized prior to now.

The canine has been faraway from the house, and the investigation into the incident continues.

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