Utah K-9 Killed; Suspect Shot During Standoff

A Utah police dog was shot and killed attempting to serve a warrant late Wednesday night.

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake K-9 Aldo was assisting in serving an arrest and search warrant on a suspect at a residence at 4300 South 700 East around 11 p.m., according to KTVX.

Police officials said that David Shane Anderson allegedly fled from officers during a high speed pursuit last week.

When officers arrived, they attempted to go inside and clear the home with the K-9 after no one answered.

Once inside, shot were fired at K-9 Aldo, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The K-9 is one of our officers . . . and it’s a tragedy . . . and our handler, our entire K-9 unit and our entire department is mourning that but thank God it wasn’t one of our officers,” Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder told the news station.

SWAT officers attempted to remove the shooting suspect from the home, but he had barricaded himself inside.

Officers made contact with the suspect, who had been been shot, after tear gas was deployed. He was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition.

Police were trying to determine if the man taken to the hospital was Anderson — the man they were serving the search warrant to.

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