An irresponsible owner in Phenix (not to be confused with Phoenix), Georgia let her 3-yr-old dog out to pee. He got distracted by two people talking down the road and approached them. According to the owner, the dog was trotting up to the two men. According to the police officer who shot the dog, the dog was charging. The officer drew his weapon and shot the dog three times, the third time right about when the owner arrived to grab her dog.
Again, commenters note that the dog is friendly.
The dog is recovering and the owner is filing a complaint. Hopefully, she has learned never to let her dog off leash in inappropriate areas. This could have been avoided if she had done that as much as if the officer had shown some restraint and truly took stock of the situation.