ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The Elmira Police Department released the body camera footage worn by an officer that shot an aggressive dog while responding to an incident on the city's southside last week.

According to EPD, on May 7 an officer responded to a call for a person having difficulty breathing, and what sounded like a disturbance at a home on the 300 block of Wallace Place.

The body camera video provided by EPD shows the officer getting out of his vehicle, and walking towards the home. When he approached the home, an unleashed dog can be seen running directly toward the officer, who ordered the dog twice to "get back" before drawing his weapon and firing two shots at the dog, hitting it once. The dog can be heard yelping before turning and running away back towards the home, and the video abruptly ends. 

The dog survived the incident, but was later euthanized. No charges have been filed at this time against the dog's owner, as police tell WENY News the investigation is still active. 

EPD states the same dog was deemed a "dangerous dog" by Elmira City Court, after it attacked a neighbor unprovoked in December of 2022. As a result, the dog was ordered to be securely confined for the remainder of its life. According to police, the dog was not confined or leashed during the incident involving the officer.

To watch the unedited body camera footage provided by EPD, click the video below. Viewer discretion is advised.