A dog was beaten to death Thursday with a shovel-type tool and a chain, according to Macon police.
Officers responded to the 500 block of Melvin Place just before 4 p.m. in reference to a man beating the dog, according to a police report.
The dog was dead when animal control arrived, according to the report.
The items allegedly used to beat the dog were recovered by police.
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Police Lt. Eric Walker said the suspect fled the scene. Officers are investigating the incident.