JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- While deputies with the Jacksonville and Clay County Sheriff's Offices were serving an arrest warrant on Jacksonville's Westside Friday morning, a JSO deputy shot and killed a pit bull.

Police were serving the warrant Wednesday morning at a home in the 5200 block of Alpha Avenue.

They were there to serve a warrant for failure to appear in court in Clay County, according to JSO Lieutenant Derrick Mitchell.

A dog at the home lunged at the officers and when it did, one of the JSO deputies shot it, killing the dog.

Lt. Mitchell said the suspect was not at the home. Police are still trying to locate him.