A police K9 was killed by an accused carjacker following a high speed chase in Phoenix, Arizona. The three-year-old Belgian Malinois, Bane, was deployed after the suspect ditched a stolen car and ran into a house to hide. According to Fox News, the way that Bane was killed has not been released – he was not shot, but the suspect was found on top of the dog when the other officers approached to apprehend him.
On Thursday, the Phoenix Police Department acknowledged the death of the K9 on Facebook:
Yesterday during a critical incident police K-9 Bane was mortally wounded during the encounter. He was rushed to an area emergency veterinarian but was unable to survive his injuries.
According to the department, Bane served the Phoenix Police Department for just over a year. The department stated:
He will be missed by the department and his handler Officer Curtis Howard. We would like to thank everyone in the community for the outpouring of support and condolences.
The suspect and a female passenger were arrested – killing a police K9 is a class six felony in Arizona, punishable by a year in prison.
(Image via Facebook)
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