Police officer shoots growling dog; owner cited

A Macon police officer shot a pit bull Sunday after neighbors reported several pit bulls charged at them and their pets, according to a police report.

The officer responded to the 700 block of Claburn Road at about 11:20 a.m. and was approached by two growling dogs. The officer fired one shot, hitting a dog in the shoulder.

The dogs’ owner ran out of her house and called for her dogs. Animal control told police the owner has been cited in the past because of the dogs.

She was cited for failure to restrain and failure to control her animals, according to the report.