Update: Boy, 5, dies after being injured by two dogs in Vidor

Published 8:25 am Monday, October 19, 2015

VIDOR — An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning in the case of a 5-year-old Vidor boy who died Sunday after he was severely injured by two pit bulldogs.

The child, identified as Tanner Smith, was with his mother who was visiting a friend in the 1700 block of Aloha St. in Vidor at about 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The woman believed that her son was with the friend’s husband outside. Once she realized the husband was not at the residence, she went outside and found her son injured by two dogs that belonged to the homeowner.

Deputies and EMS arrived on scene and began life saving measures on the five year old. The boy was transported to a hospital in Beaumont and was later pronounced dead.

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While it remains an open and active case until all results and facts are reviewed, it does not appear there will be any criminal charges. The dogs were in their fenced in domain where the attack occurred.

When the friend’s husband was notified of what happened, he quickly returned to the residence and ultimately put both dogs down.