Albuquerque K-9 Officer shot by burglary suspect

Courtesy ABQ Police/Facebook
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 12:13pm

Albuquerque Police reported that a K-9 dog by the name of 'Rico' was shot in the line of duty early Friday morning by a commercial burglary suspect.

KOB, reported that the armed burglary suspect was found dead Friday morning after the SWAT standoff. The suspect initially barricaded himself in a northeast Albuquerque storage trailer early Friday morning after shooting Rico near the area of Oakland NE and San Pedro.

Rico was rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital and is currently in surgery. The Albuquerque Police will continue to update the public on Rico's status on their Facebook page throughout the day.

The situation is ongoing and will will continue to follow KOB and the Albuquerque Police on this developing situation.


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