Minneapolis boy killed by pit bull Minneapolis police confirm 7-year-old Zack King was mauled and killed by his family's pet pit bull. The incident happened Thursday afternoon on the 3000 block of Humboldt Avenue North. The boy was attacked in his basement by the male pit bull, which was tied down inside the family's home. The boy's father, also named Zack King, tried to help his son and was hurt in the process. King shot the pit bull and the dog was fatally wounded. Several other pit bulls were removed from the home. Will this never end?????