Sheriff: Police dog killed trying to stop armed suspect
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities in San Antonio say a police dog was shot and killed by a suspect who himself is now in critical condition after the shootout.
KSAT-TV reports that the suspect fled after being pulled over by police in Karnes City, Texas. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said the suspect ditched his truck on a highway and began walking down the road, firing shots at officers.
Sheriff's deputies sent 5-year-old Chucky to stop the suspect. Salazar says Chucky bit the man, who fired several shots at the dog. Deputies and state troopers then fired at the man, taking him down.
Salazar says Chucky "went out doing what he was brought here to do ... to save lives."
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
'It's like a business:' Experts say cartels are turning to social media...
DPS investigates fatal auto-pedestrian crash near San Manuel
Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 shots given to high school students
Young adults express hesitancy in receiving COVID-19 vaccine
Consumer Reports: New Car Destination Fees