Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-283 (14-270)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 30, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    No Charges In The Incident

    Four year old dies after being mauled by two pit bulls.
    • Saturday
    • July 19, 2014
    • Time: 10:35 AM
    • 12509 Rhodine Road
    • Riverview

    Update: July 28, 2014:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives met with Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office on Friday, July 25, 2014 and it was concluded that there would be no charges in the incident.

    Victim:

    Logan Shepard
    DOB: 4-8-10
    12511 Tocci Lane
    Riverview

    Logan's Mother
    Stephanie Groulx
    DOB: 7-18-71

    Aunt and Uncle
    Delores and Billy Frederick Sr.
    12509 Rhodine Road
    Riverview

    Previous News Release 14-270:

    At approximately 10:35 p.m. on July 19, 2014 four year old Logan Shepard was discovered in the front yard of the Rhodine residence with two pit bulls standing over him.

    Logan and his mother had walked over to his aunt and uncles residence.  Just prior to them arriving, the uncle, Billy Fredericks Sr. crated the two pit bulls.   When Logan and his mother arrived at the residence, they went inside and Logan was given some ice cream. Logan was left sitting in the family room and the adults and his 15 year old cousin went into the master bedroom to talk.  While the adults were in the bedroom they heard screams and came out to discover Logan was not in the house.  Two Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies were approximately 100 yards away at the time conducting an unrelated traffic stop.  Upon hearing the screams, the two deputies ran to the residence and discovered Logan in the front yard with the two pit bulls standing over him.  The owner, Billy Frederick Sr. immediately crated the dogs, but unfortunately, Logan was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    There is no animal call history at this residence.  Animal Services responded and took possession of the dogs.

    There are no charges at this time.  The investigation continues.

    Stephanie Groulx and Delores Fredericks are sisters.
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