Pit Bull Kills Good Samaritan Trying To Give CPR To Its Owner

Pit Bull Kills Good Samaritan Trying To Give CPR To Its Owner

Wheeling Man, Giving CPR, Attacked and Killed by Pit Bull

The incident occurred Sunday night at a home on 14th Street in East Wheeling.

Lt. Phil Redford says police believe the dog’s owner suffered a heart attack. The other man was attacked by the dog as he tried to resuscitate the owner.

The man who suffered the heart attack has been identified as 63-year-old David Wallace. His roommate, 62-year-old Roy Higgenbotham, was attacked by the dog.

A police department news release says both people were pronounced dead at a local hospital. Their names haven’t been released.

A female companion was also home at the time of the incident. She was later found by first responders on the roof of the home. Authorities believe she may have been trying to get away from the dog.

Ohio County Animal Control removed the dog from the home and placed it in quarantine.