Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 2, 2013

Man fatally shoots one dog in pit bull fight on 11th Avenue

A fight between two pit bulls that the shooter said couldn’t be separated ended before 1:15 p.m. Saturday when the dog was fatally shot at 1110 11th Avenue.

According to an Albany Police Department report, Paul Hughes shot the dog. The surviving pit bull’s owner is Nigel Jones.

A man who resides in the house less than a block from the scene with the dog that was shot said her name was Zola. According to him, she followed her puppy out from the screened porch. The puppy was attacked by the other pit bull and Zola protected it, said the man who said he did not own the dog and requested anonymity.

Hughes said he had a concealed carry permit. The name of the puppy and the dog who survived the fight remained unavailable.

Dougherty County police respond to at least 22 incidents

DOUGHERTY POLICE: Dougherty County police responded to at least eight calls according to police reports.

Police reported incidents including:

— Family violence, a 7-year-old child “disciplined” by his grandmother, 47-year-old Joyce B. Vicks, wielding a belt had lacerations and bruising on both sides of his head and his right ear. Vicks was in Dougherty County Jail charged with malicious cruelty to a child Friday night stated the jail automatic answering system.

—Missing juvenile on the 3300 block of Sylvester Road;

— Traffic arrest for failure to stop at red light and suspended license on the 2900 block of Clark Avenue;

— Deceased person on the 800 block of Putney Avenue;

— Criminal trespass on the 200 block of Camellia Road.