Trespassing teen killed by 3 dogs

Trespassing teen killed by 3 dogs inside of fenced yard

A teen, who trespassed onto a homeowner’s property in Irving, Texas, died after being attacked by three dogs who were inside of the fenced yard. According to multiple sources, a 16-year-old male was inside of a yard at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday when the homeowner’s three dogs attacked.

Officers responding to the scene jumped over the fence to help the teen, identified as Nelson Cabrera, and in the process, one of the attacking dogs was shot after going after an officer. The boy was transported to a Dallas-area hospital for care but ultimately died from his injuries.

The dogs’ owner, Guillermo Lorenzo, told Dallas News,

“He has no right to be in that yard. Nobody has a right to be in that yard. This is private property. That’s why the fence is tall.”

He added that his dogs were simply trying to protect him from the teen who entered his yard without permission.

Irving police public information officer Robert Reeves stated:

“We don’t want to speculate on what he might have been doing, but we definitely don’t know why he was in that backyard.”

The dog shot by the police has been euthanized because of the severity of her injuries. The two remaining dogs are being held by Irving Animal Care Campus. The dogs’ owner is not expected to face any charges.

(Screenshot via NBC DFW)

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