A Macon police officer shot a pit bull early Monday morning after the dog charged at him, according to a police report.
The officer responded to a complaint in the 700 block of Corbin Avenue at about 3 a.m. after residents said a large pit bull attempted to get inside their fence and reach their dog, according to the report.
When the officer arrived, the dog acted aggressively toward the residents and the officer. The officer then yelled at the dog, attempting to get it to leave, and resorted to spraying pepper spray on the animal, according to the report.
After two sprays, the dog continued to show aggression and charged at the officer. The officer fired three shots at the dog, which then fell to the ground, according to the report.
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The dog did not survive.