The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office says around 4:17 p.m. Tuesday they responded to a 911 call about a six year old being attacked by a dog.
The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office says the 6-year-old is Joshua Strother.
Strother jumped the fence into the neighbor’s yard, while his mother was inside the home.
When the deputies arrived to Piney Ridge Drive they were unable to get to the child due to the aggressive nature of the pit bull.
The mother of the child says it was a common way for the child to visit the neighbors.
The neighbors had adopted the dog from a North Carolina shelter, and had only had the dog 3 weeks.
Animal Enforcement deputies were forced to shoot and kill the animal, but by the time deputies got to the child, no medical treatment could save him.
The dog was properly fenced in the yard.
Deputies tell us that no charges will be filed.
The Henderson County Criminal Investigation Division and Animal Enforcement Division will continue the investigation into this death.