La. K-9 shot, wounded; 2 suspects sought
K-9 Mack is expected to make a full recovery
By Suzie Ziegler
BATON ROUGE, La. — Baton Rouge Police officials are searching for two suspects who they say shot a K-9 early Wednesday.
According to WAFB, the K-9 was wounded during a traffic stop as officers were trying to detain a suspect. Police say a K-9 unit had pulled over a suspect vehicle and were waiting for backup when the occupants of the vehicle tried to run away. A K-9 gave chase and was shot by one of the suspects, police told WAFB.
Police identified the dog as K-9 Mack, a two-year-old German Shepherd.
“K-9 Mack is expected to make a full recovery,” the agency said on Twitter. “A special thanks to the staff at the LSU Veterinary Hospital for all their care for our four-legged partners.”
Police arrested two suspects, 18-year-old Silas Cloutare and 31-year-old Jerell Hebert. According to WAFB, Clouatre was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, illegal carry of a weapon, illegal use of a weapon, injuring a police animal, and resisting an officer. Hebert was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Two other suspects remain at large, police said. Officials have not provided photos of the remaining suspects.
Second Says, “ We appreciate all of the thoughts, and well wishes for K9 Mack.”— Baton Rouge Police (@BRPD) January 7, 2021
K9 Mack, a two year old German Shepherd who has been working with BRPD for a year, was recently injured by gunfire while apprehending a suspect occupying a stolen vehicle. pic.twitter.com/VR3e5KXn9A