ALBANY, Ga. — A call regarding what was described as a vicious pit bull resulted in a dog being fatally shot by a Dougherty County Police Department officer on Sunday.
A DCPD police report states that an officer, identified as Cpl. T. Wertz, responded to 2130 Nelms Road just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday in reference to a vicious pit bull.
The report goes on to say that upon Wertz’s arrival at 10:40 a.m., contact was made with the person living at that address, identified in the report as David Pollock. While speaking with Pollock, a red female pit bull came from the rear of the building and was running toward Wertz, the report says.
The dog reportedly circled around the officer, growling and snarling. The dog moved away and then charged at Wertz, at which time the report says he drew his service weapon and shot the pit bull.
The dog then ran away in a large circle before falling to the ground, the report goes on to say. Wertz then shot the dog in the head.
The report says that Pollock commented that the officer had no choice but to shot the dog. The carcass remained at the scene, as there was no place to dispose of it on the Easter holiday, the report said.
An animal control officer was contacted about the incident, as was a supervising officer. Digital photographs of the dog were taken and arrangements were made for the canine’s remains to be picked up by Dougherty County Public Works on Monday.
Nothing further about the incident was available.