Tyler Jett passed away overnight, four days after he was attacked by two pit bull mixes.
The 7-year-old boy was playing outside his home on Kelly Court in Callaway, Tuesday afternoon, when he was mauled by the dogs. Jett was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where he died Saturday night with his parents at his side.
Friends and family held a benefit cookout Saturday morning to help pay for medical expenses. An aunt tells News Channel they raised about $12,000. WPAP 92.5 FM will be live tomorrow from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Bill Byrd Kia on 15th Street in Panama City. They will be collecting donations for funeral expenses, the hospital stay and Tyler's family.
The owner of the dogs, Edward Daniels II, was charged with tampering with evidence after washing blood off the face and paws of one of the dogs.