ADAMS, Mass. (NEWS10) — Police are investigating an accidental death in Adams.
Joshua Jadusingh, 27 has been identified as the victim. Police say they responded just after noon Wednesday to a residence on Bellevue Avenue for two male pit bulls being aggressive. The dogs turned on responding officers, who used their weapons to neutralize the dogs, police said.
Inside the residence, police found Jadusingh with a fatal crossbow injury. An unharmed child was also inside.
Police believe a neighbor heard the commotion with the dogs, called police, and entered the apartment. The neighbor got a crossbow and shot at the dogs. The arrow hit one of the dogs, went through a door, and then struck the Jadusingh who was being mauled as he attempted to protect himself from the attack.
Jadusingh’s death is believed to be accidental, and the neighbor is cooperating with police.
According to police, the dogs have a history of being aggressive.