Zacheus said Trigger had tried to attack her and her 6-year-old grandson in the past, stating, “Monday through Friday, I walk through here to go pick him up from school. I always see the dog. He starts barking. He’s very aggressive.” The grandmother admitted that she had to cross the street in order to avoid any close contact with the dog.
Trigger was “humanely euthanized” by police and his remains are being tested for rabies.
Santillan’s friend and Clarke were treated at a nearby hospital and released.
Investigators are still delving into the Santillan case. An autopsy will be conducted on the teen in order to find out the exact cause of death.
Thus far, no charges have been filed against Clarke. Police are asking anyone with information about the Santillan case to contact 973-321-1120.