Georgia

Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta

  • A man who police say is the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another is taken into custody from a home in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.  (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    A man who police say is the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another is taken into custody from a home in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police work the scene of a fatal dog attack Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    Police work the scene of a fatal dog attack Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • One of two pit bulls that killed a child and injured another is cornered by police Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Atlanta.  (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

    One of two pit bulls that killed a child and injured another is cornered by police Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard says Cameron Tucker was arrested after the children were attacked while walking to a bus stop about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pickard say one of the dogs was shot by officers.

Atlanta Public Schools officials say the children attended F.L. Stanton Elementary School. The injured child is in stable condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Neighbor Shamonte Clayton says he awoke to the sound of screams. He ran outside, saw one pit bull standing over a girl and eventually ran the dog off.

Pickard says a crisis team was sent to Stanton to provide grief counseling for students and staff.

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Corrects number of children involved in attack to 2 instead of 3.