UPDATE: The Murray County Sheriff’s Office says two people are facing charges for shooting a dog.

The incident was recorded by cell phone and posted to Facebook on Wednesday.

A caller called the newsroom claiming he is the man seen in the video that police say is responsible for shooting and killing the dog.

We are not releasing the shooter's name, but he tells us the video doesn't tell the full story.

Due to the violent nature of the video, we will not show it, but this is something you don't have to see, to understand the seriousness of this incident.

"It’s not like I do this... I don't do this, I don't kill things, it’s not like I am a creep," said the caller.

Due to it being an open investigation, the sheriff has not revealed his name, but the caller claims that the dog was already sick suffering from parvovirus

The shooter claims the dog's owner called him and asked to put the dog down.

The caller said, "She said her dog is sick and crying. So anyway my mom says I am the one that is going to do it. You know to help her out, so obviously she was crying and she is was obscene and she didn't have no way of doing it herself, obviously, she is old-fashioned and that's the only way she has known to do it too."

The caller says he didn't know he was being recorded and was only aware of it after investigators were alerted to the video on Facebook.

Chief Deputy Jimmy Davenport says it took just a short time to press charges.

Davenport said, "With minimal information, they were able to identify the two suspects that were involved in this."

Davenport says both suspects, one of whom fired the shots, and the other, who recorded the incident face the charge of cruelty to animals.

Davenport says for those who have seen the video, he understands their frustrations, but he asks for patience and to let the department do its job.

"It was my first time doing it and I didn't know a perfect way, I tried my best and I messed up and that's on me. I mean, I was just trying to do the humane and right thing. I am not doing this for fun," said the caller.

The charge, cruelty to animals is considered a misdemeanor in Georgia.

If convicted, offenders must pay a fine up to $1,000 and/or serve up to 12 months in jail.

The Murray County Sheriff's Office says they are set to arrest the two suspects involved by early next week.

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The incident was recorded by cell phone and posted to Facebook on Wednesday.

The video shows one of the suspects firing five rounds from a pistol at a dog as it was lying on the ground, wagging his or her tail.

The sheriff’s office tells Channel 3, the video was turned over to law enforcement on Friday around 1:30 pm.

Officials say the two suspects each face a charge of animal cruelty and are expected to be in custody by Monday or Tuesday of next week.

The suspects’ names have not been released by the sheriff’s office because the investigation is ongoing.

The sheriff’s office is urging residents to not take the law into their own hands and let it run its course.

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