K-9 Officer Killed In Portland Shootout

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PORTLAND,OR (AP) A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded.

The shooting began after police saw three people emerging from a uniform shop and chased them, Reese said. The chase ended when the suspects' SUV crashed into a utility pole.

Reese said he doesn't know how many rounds officers fired. Witnesses reported hearing seven or eight shots.

Three suspects are in custody. One of the three got away and was captured about three hours later.

The dog was initially missing in the dark but later found beneath a hedge in a yard. The rifle believed to have been used in the shootings was also found, police said.

Police identified the officer as Jeff Dorn, a 16-year veteran who was wounded in both legs, and the dog as Mick, who joined the K-9 unit recently after completing training for state certification


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