Infant dies after attack by family’s dog in Connecticut


NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — The Norwich Police Department is investigating a dog attack that killed a one-month-old baby Monday night.

According to police, the infant was attacked by the family’s dog and died due to his traumatic injuries. The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. at a home on McKinley Avenue.

The infant was identified as Carter Settles. According to police, a family member was holding Settles when the dog jumped on the adult and attacked the infant. While it’s unclear who was holding the baby, police say that only his mother and paternal grandmother were present at the time of the attack.

Police said the boy’s father is 32-year-old Timothy Settles, who is also a person of interest in a potential arson fire Tuesday in New London. He was not in the home at the time of the dog attack.

The dog, which is a mixed-breed pit bull mix, was taken from the home by animal control and has been quarantined.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Norwich Detective Steve Callender at 860-886-5561 #3154.

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