According to Art Bishop, a deputy chief with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District, when firefighters arrived, the pit bull, covered in blood, came out and started to attack them.
Paramedics were forced to retreat to their vehicles until deputies arrived.
Upon arriving, a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy shot the dog dead. Investigators concluded that there was no evidence of negligence and that the boy's death was a "misfortunate incident." [source citations] Johnny Wilson, 56-years old, was mauled to death by his daughter's six pit bulls.
Rescuers were able to administer CPR as they rushed the boy to St. The daughter, who was reportedly breeding and selling the dogs, told authorities that she came home and found her father lying on the living room floor covered in blood.
It was reported that Wilson suffered severe head trauma, including having both his ears bitten off and at least one of his eyes mauled.