13-day old baby boy tragically killed in pit bull attack at grandparents home

A 13-day old baby boy died as a result of a pit bull attack at his grandparents’ home in Cypress.  The newborn’s name has been released by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences: his name was Braydon McCollen.  According to Harris County Sheriff’s Department investigators, Braydon was asleep in a cradle in the office of his grandparents’ Cypress home when the dog, described by neighbors as a 100lb pit bull, entered the room.  Braydon’s mom was outside using the phone and watching him through the window: the dog sniffed Braydon and then attacked him. A neighbor ran inside and called 911 while Braydon’s grandfather applied pressure to the wounds, but unfortunately the wounds were too severe: Braydon was taken by life flight helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he died a few hours later. The dog is currently in the custody of animal control and is subject to a 10-day quarantine. Channel 2’s story is here.

Our hearts go out to Braydon’s family. What a terrible tragedy.