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Volusia County deputy K-9 shot, killed in Central Florida

Posted at 8:18 AM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 09:46:23-05

(WESH/NBC) - Deputies in Volusia County are searching for a man suspected of shooting and killing a K-9 Tuesday night.

The dog suffered the fatal gunshot in Deltona, Fla., while chasing down an armed suspect.

Officers were in the area on a Crime Stoppers tip looking for a wanted fugitive.

 

After they had set up a perimeter, a police helicopter spotted the suspect as the K-9 started tracking him.

That's when the suspect fired at deputies wounding the K-9.

The dog was rushed to an animal hospital but could not be saved.

Investigators said they have the suspect surrounded while law enforcement works to apprehend the shooter.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel