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Brooklyn Center, MN (KROC-AM News) - Twin Cities authorities have identified the victim of Thursday's fatal dog attack.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the death of 22-year-old Dezmond Thomas Trawick an accident due to complications of a dog attack. Brooklyn Center Police reported finding him with nearly all his clothing torn off and extensive bite marks covering the majority of his body in the backyard of a home Thursday afternoon.

Brooklyn Center Police photo
Brooklyn Center Police photo

The responding officers came upon four American pitbull terriers mauling the young man before one of the dogs was shot with a "less lethal" round and all of the dogs ran into the home. Trawick was then rushed to North Memorial Hospital for emergency surgery, but he died from his injuries Thursday evening.

The dogs were placed in quarantine until they could undergo a "dangerous dog" evaluation.

Brooklyn Center Police say of dogs owned by a family member and Trawick was dog-sitting when the attack occurred. This family has established a GoFundMe website to accept donations to cover the cost of his funeral and related expenses.

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