LEMON GROVE, California — The family of an 8-month-old baby Tyzhel Latella McWilliams has set up a fund to help pay for funeral expenses for the child who was killed in an attack by a pit bull earlier this month.
The family hopes the fund will generate enough money to also provide counseling for the child’s grieving mother who is having trouble coping with the loss of her child.
Contributions can be made at the U.S. Bank branch on 6155 El Cajon Boulevard (San Diego, CA 92115) and reference the Baby Tyzhel-Latela Fund.
Tyzhel Latella McWilliams was killed Thursday, June 14 after he was attacked by a pit bull dog belonging to his mother’s roommate and living in its home in the 3500 block of West Street just east of downtown San Diego, according to news reports.
Lemon Grove Fire Department paramedics responding to a call from the home treated the injured baby at the scene of the attack before transporting him to Rady Children’s Hospital where he died about an hour later.
The three pit bulls were removed from the home by animal control officers. The investigation into the dog bite attack will ultimately provide an answer and a decision as to whether to euthanize the dogs will be made.