A Macon police officer shot a pit bull that attempted to attack him Thursday morning.
According to a police report, officers were called to North Avenue in response to a person who called complaining two dogs were in his yard and were acting viciously.
Officers cited the dogs’ owner, Rickey Donald Stewart, 54, of Dora Street, for failure to restrain the dogs.
Later, the neighbor, Willie Gainey, called police again after one of the pit bulls returned to his yard about an hour after the first incident. As one of the officers followed the dog to some bushes, the dog suddenly charged at him. The officer fired two shots at the dog.
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The dog was hit by a bullet and ran into another yard. The officer followed, the report said, because he was worried other people might be in danger.
The officer called to Stewart, asking if that was his dog. Stewart went back into the apartment without answering.
The dog then charged the officer once more, and the officer fired seven shots.
Stewart finally restrained the dog until animal control arrived. Stewart told the officer he had already been cited and put the dogs on chains, and he doesn’t know how they kept getting loose.
Stewart again was cited for failure to restrain the dogs and for not having them vaccinated.