Pit Bull Dogs Attack, Kill Man in Compton on Thorson Avenue

 Pit Bull Dogs Attack, Kill Man in Compton on Thorson Avenue

Man Mauled to Death by Dogs in Compton

COMPTON, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2024) — A fatal attack on a 35-year-old man by multiple Pit Bull dogs was reported Friday morning in the backyard of a home on Thorson Avenue in Compton.

The victim was mauled to death by the group of dogs last night around 8 p.m. and authorities responded at around 7 a.m. on Feb. 16th, according to KTLA 5 News. There were 13 dogs in the backyard including a litter of puppies.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to the residence in the 900 block of Thorson Avenue, just south of Rosecrans Avenue. A woman who was at the residence told authorities the man was her boyfriend.

The dogs were in a fenced backyard of the home where there were several kennels. The man was apparently feeding the dogs when they began fighting and turned on the man. It’s unknown at this time if the victim was a visitor to the home or a resident. The victim’s identity was not released at this time.

The case remains under investigation and it’s unknown if any charges will be filed or if the dogs will be euthanized.

Dog Bite Attacks in California

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Every day, roughly one thousand people are treated at hospitals in the United States for dog bite injuries or attacks. Our state ranks second in the country for the number of injuries and deaths due to vicious dog attacks.  Overall, nationwide there are roughly 4.5 million dog attacks annually.

Roughly 22 percent of all dog bites involved a pit bull dog and the breed was involved in more dog attacks than any other breed, according to the American Animal Hospital Association. Furthermore, mixed-breed dogs came in second place accounting for 21.2 percent of all dog bites, followed by the German Shepherd breed in third place with a 17.8 percent share of all reported bite incidents.

Also, in 2020, U.S. homeowners insurance policies paid victims of dog attacks some $854 million in liability claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Johnson Attorneys Group handles personal injury claims due to dog bite attacks, trip and fall accidents and other incidents. We do not represent any of the parties mentioned above. We do not intend to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story or you have legal questions, please contact us.

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