SAN DIEGO – Officials are calling it a tragic accident after a 3-day-old baby was killed by the family dog on Friday.
According to NBC San Diego, the baby was in bed with their parents when it happened.
The mom, dad, baby and dog were all laying in the bed when the mother coughed.
After the cough, “the dog made contact with the baby leading to traumatic injuries,” said Sgt. Tuu Nguyen, of the Child Abuse Unit San Diego Police Department.
The baby was taken to the hospital but did not survive.
The dog is currently quarantined at the Department of Animal Services.