Police officer shoots dog after man attacked

lfabian@macon.comJuly 19, 2011 

A Macon police officer shot and killed a pit bull dog after a man was attacked at about 7:45 p.m. Monday at Clinton Road and Shurling Drive.

The victim told officers he was walking up Clinton Road when two pit bull dogs attacked, bit his legs and arms and severed an artery in his left arm, according to a news release from the Macon Police Department.

Witnesses rushed to the man's aid to try to control his bleeding.

The two dogs returned and charged a police officer who drew his gun and fired a shot into the first dog's head which sent the second dog running into the woods, the release stated.

Police believe the deceased dog was involved in another attack last week.

The owner captured the second dog and officers cited him for the unrestrained animals and ordered him to bring the surviving dog to Macon Animal Control to be quarantined and tested, the release stated.

The victim was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia where he underwent surgery, a family friend said.

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