The former police chief instead forced the dog into a crate and, he says, began calling shelters looking for someone to pick up the errant animal. He was told if the dog proved "hostile" he would have to be destroyed.
While making those calls, Spencer was alerted to a crash site at a local high school.
"Due to the higher priority call and the imminent destruction of the dog," Spencer wrote in the report, "I decided it was best to destroy the dog and respond to the accident."
Spencer took the dog to a nearby firing range where he fatally shot him before speeding off to the high school.