Suspect, K-9 killed during Calif. OIS

Police said a vehicle theft suspect shot at K-9 Jango and officers returned fire

By Police1 Staff 

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A California police department is in mourning after one of its K-9s was shot and killed Tuesday night. 

According to KBAK, a Bakersfield police officer and K-9 Jango were responding to a reported car theft in the area. The armed suspect tried to flee as the officer and K-9 approached, reported KBAK. The suspect shot at Jango and officers returned fire, police said. 

The suspect died at the scene. Jango was rushed to a veterinary hospital but died from his wounds, according to KBAK. Police said a gun was recovered at the scene. 

Jango was a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois. The shooting remains under investigation.


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