NORWICH, CT (WFSB) – A 1-month-old baby died after being attacked by a dog in Norwich on Monday night.

Police said around 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a home on McKinley Avenue for the report of a dog attack.

When officers arrived, they discovered that the infant had been attacked by the family’s dog. They said they tried to save the baby, but the child succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The baby, Carter Settles, was being held at the time when the dog jumped and starting biting him.

A 1-month-old baby died after being attacked by a dog in Norwich on Monday night.

The dog was described as a pit bull mix.

The baby's mom and paternal grandmother were at the home at the time of the attack.

Norwich police gave an update on a dog attack that left a 1-month-old dead.

Police told Channel 3 that the family is heartbroken. They have been providing support and counseling to both the family and the officers who responded to the scene.

"They are dealing with something was ripped away from them. As you can imagine any person in that type of environment would be grieving. And confused about the whole thing," said Norwich Lt. John Perry.

A 1-month-old baby died after being attacked by a dog in Norwich on Monday night.

In an update late Tuesday morning, officials said the father of the baby, 32-year-old Timothy Settles, has been named a person of interest in a New London fire that happened very early Tuesday morning.

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He was not home at the time of the dog attack.

The Norwich Police Department said it is investigating the attack and the investigation is ongoing.

The dog was taken by animal control and was put under quarantine. 

A 1-month-old child has died after being attacked by a dog in Norwich on Monday night.

Anyone with information is being asked to call police.

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Dan must work for the baby coffin industry because he sure does love promoting baby killers. What happened in the past decade that made people lose empathy for their fellow man? The obsession with dogs, especially murder machines (i.e. anything with a blockhead and beady eyes) has gone too far. Just like antivaxxers, these people cling to their poorly thought out arguments such as, "it's not a pit!", "it was just not trained properly!", "something/someone must have triggered it!"

Pits are awful beasts. The only good pit is a dead pit. Unless you enjoy being liable for someone's child or innocent pets being killed.


The pitbull is responsible for the most fatal attacks in the U.S. by far, killing 284 people over the last 13-year period - 66 percent of total fatalities. That's despite the breed accounting for just 6.5% of the total U.S. dog population.

I don’t understand how people can look at these statistics and turn a blind eye. Get pit bulls out of society. They don’t belong here.

Shepherds herd, Pointers point, and Pitbulls maul. Genetic behavior


So true! It's time we recognized reality and pass legislation to prevent attacks like these. To heck with people who claim "discrimination against dog breeds" !!! What's next --- freedom of speech for dogs and freedom of assembly for dogs?


Now that you told me your information on dogs, without factual data to back up your claims, Tell me why you believe the earth is flat, too. I figure you are one of those because you love things that are false.


In the US a pit bull kills a person an average of once every twelve days. Pit bulls kill more than twice as many people as all other breeds combined. Pit bulls are weapons that can pull their own trigger.


A few years ago Gov Malloy signed a bill eliminating what was called breed discrimination so that Pit Bulls, Rottweilers and other dog breeds that account for a huge percentage of fatal maulings would not be treated differently than other breeds.

BIG MISTAKE! Just like Lions and Dogs need to be treated differently EVEN though they are both mammals, Dog breeds need to be treated differently if they pose a different danger to humans.

Whether or not the dog that killed this infant was one of the "killer breeds" I don't know. But I'm pretty sure it wasn't a poodle or a Golden Retriever.


In your last paragraph, you write the phrase "I don't know." That is the phrase that best describes your level of intelligence. Do you know that in Denver, since they banned pit bulls, the number of dog bites went UP.


As I understand it, pit bulls bite and hold in a way that causes more damage - but are actually less likely to bite than other breeds are.


In 2019 in the US, 69% of fatal dog attacked were by pit bulls!


"As I understand it" Yeah, as YOU understand it. None of which is borne out in actual reality. There is no difference in any dog in how they bite. All dogs will bite, hold and shake. No matter the breed. You are just regurgitating a false talking point.


Pitbulls kill more. Who cares if they bite more?


Skershaw, no, they don't kill more. So many dogs are misidentified and called pit bulls when they aren't pit bulls. That is where those fake numbers come from.


Guess YOUR level of intelligence is LESS than mine. The updated story above now states that this killer dog was a put bull mix. I hope this convinces you to keep your pit bulls away from children. But I doubt it.


No, my intelligence is higher. As evidenced by the fact that you use dogs bite as a reference. They are false propaganda and have been debunked more times than anyone can count.


Let's also not forget that most mixed breed dogs get misclassified as pit bulls simply because of how they look. Which also leads to the false statistics website you posted. And, because you posted dogs bite as a reference, I also believe you are a member of the flat earth society.


One last thing. The father is a person of interest in a house fire. So, a person clearly not honorable which we can assume is also a person that doesn't treat his dog very well and doesn't train his dog. All signs pointing to the people being at fault in this situation. And, the baby died and the dog will face the consequences of failed people.


Governor Malloy didn't sign that bill.Malloy signed a bill that prevented cities and towns from enacting the Bull S*** Legislation that unfairly discriminates against dogs based solely on looks. Show me a bad dog, I will show you a bad owner. That is how this works.

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