K-9 killer dies from injuries sustained in shootout with Va. police

The dog, named Krijger, was pronounced dead at a veterinarian's office


Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. — A man has died two days after he was shot by police officers who say he barricaded himself inside a Norfolk home and fatally wounded a police dog.

In a statement, Norfolk police say 58-year-old Keith Richardson died Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained following the standoff.

Norfolk police were called to investigate a report of a domestic dispute Sunday at Richardson's home. A woman was able to escape the home, while he remained behind with a gun.

Police say Richardson refused orders to put the gun down and surrender. After several hours, authorities say Richardson went outside and started shooting, striking a police dog. Officers shot Richardson, who was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

The dog, named Krijger, was later pronounced dead at a veterinarian's office.

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