Dog put down after burglary

A deputy answering a Heph­zibah home's burglar alarm Wed­nes­day found a door kicked in and a dog fatally wounded by gunshots.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report, the officer said nothing appeared to be missing from the home in the 2700 block of Cran­brook Drive, but several pools of blood were found, a long with the wounded dog, which was later put down.

The homeowner was out of town, police said.