Bibb deputy fatally shoots dog

wcrenshaw@macon.comJanuary 4, 2014 

A Bibb County sheriff’s deputy on Saturday shot and killed a dog that authorities say was behaving aggressively.

According to a news release, at about 2:40 p.m. a resident at the corner of Lynmore Avenue and Tela Place reported that he couldn’t get out of his vehicle because the dog was barking and growling at him.

Deputies had received calls over several days that the dog, described as a red nose bulldog, was chasing children and others, the release stated, but they had been unable to locate it.

Saturday, deputies found the dog near the resident’s vehicle, not letting the resident get out.

The Bibb County Animal Welfare Department was called, but as deputies were waiting, the dog attacked two patrol cars. Because there were pedestrians in the area, one deputy got out of his car in an attempt to distract the dog. The release said the dog charged the deputy, who shot the dog in the leg. The dog continued to charge the deputy who shot it a second time. The dog was fatally wounded.

Afterward, deputies were notified the dog had bitten a child in the area, causing minor scratches.

To contact writer Wayne Crenshaw, call 256-9725.

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