Macon police officer shoots pit bull during attack

A Macon police officer shot and injured a pit bull Wednesday after the dog bit a woman and charged toward the officer, according to a police report released Friday.

The owner of the property, Bibb County Clerk of Court Dianne Brannon, told the police she was inspecting the property regarding complaints of loose dogs when the pit bull came out of the bushes and bit her on the knee, according to the report.

An officer responded to a house in the 1700 block of Waverland Circle at 9 a.m. and found a Macon Water Authority employee fending off a pit bull mixed dog and a Pomeranian with a long piece of rebar, according to the report.

The officer called for animal control after the two dogs lunged at him. At some point, the pit bull charged at the officer again and he fired his gun once, striking the dog, according to the report.

Stacy Austin told officers she rents the house but does not own the dogs. She said the dog was inside the house and broke out of a window, according to the report.

Lt. Eric Walker said the pit bull is recovering at a veterinarian’s office.