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Boy seriously injured by pit bull in Commerce City

Published On: Jul 14 2014 09:10:12 AM CDT
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -

A toddler is being treated for serious injuries after being mauled a pit bull in Commerce City.

Police say the dog was tied up Sunday night when the boy approached to give it a hug. Police spokesman Chris Dickey says dog latched onto his face.

Officers restrained the dog but it continued to fight and died of asphyxiation during the process.

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