Plainfield man dies after dog attack injuries
White was the victim of an unprovoked attack by the dog about 9:15 p.m. Feb. 8 at his residence
Last updated 2/19/2020 at 2:11pm
A Plainfield man died after being attacked by a family pit bull earlier this month.
Devin J. White, 25,died late on Feb. 10 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, according to Plainfield Police.
White was the victim of an unprovoked attack by the dog about 9:15 p.m. Feb. 8 at his residence in the 22900 block of Judith Drive. He suffered severe injuries to his arms.
"Initial investigation indicates the dog, which was owned by the victims, was unprovoked and attacked for an unknown reason," Det. Sgt. Kevin McQuaid said in a statement.
Though responding officers were able to gain some control of the animal, the male pit bull was "immediately euthanized," due to its aggressiveness towards the officers and the victims, McQuaid said.
Three other victims - a 52-year-old woman, a 25-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man - were also treated for dog bite injuries.
Data provided by Dogsbite.org indicates pit bulls were responsible for two-thirds of the 471 fatal dog attack nationwide from 2005 to 20018.
The incident remains under investigation by the Plainfield Police and Will County Animal Control.