ATLANTA, Ga. -- A two-year-old boy is dead after police say he was attacked by the family pit bull Wednesday afternoon south of Atlanta.
The boy's mother told officers everything was fine when she left the child alone with the dog to go to the bathroom.
When she came back, she said the dog had killed the boy.
Police said the dog had been with the family for eight years.
The animal is being held in isolation at an animal shelter.
It's unclear whether it will be euthanized.