Cincinnati police are investigating the death of a man who was mauled by a dog.
Police and EMS crews were called to the 3400 block of Cleveland Court at around 2 a.m. by Ronnel Brown, who said his dog had attacked him and he was about to pass out.
The dog, which authorities called an Alapaha, was put down by police responding to the attack, but Brown, 40, could not be saved.
Neighbors said Brown had raised the dog since it was a pup and had never been a problem for anyone. Brown had two other puppies at his house.
“He would be aggressive towards other dogs maybe, but we never saw him this way really toward our brother. It’s shocking. We are so in shock,” Delisa Brown said.
The incident is being investigated as an accidental death.