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Murrieta Police Department K-9 Shot by Carjacking Suspect

Murrieta Police Department K-9 Shot by Carjacking Suspect

MURRIETA, Calif. – A Murrieta K-9 is recovering after being shot in the jaw and neck area on Sunday morning.

In the early-morning hours, K-9 Mick was deployed to assist officers and deputies in the taking a carjacking suspect into custody. While working, the suspect shot K-9 Mick was shot by the suspect.

He was rushed to the emergency veterinarian at California Veterinary Specialist. He has been treated for non-life-threatening injuries. K-9 Mick was treated and released. He is now at home resting with his handler. He is expected to make a full recovery and return to active duty once he fully recovers.

We are very proud of K-9 Mick’s performance,” Murrieta Police officials said.  “The fact that no officers or deputies sustained any injuries were in large part because of K-9 Mick’s involvement. Mick and his brothers, Buck, Pak and Duke work hard every day to serve and protect the residents of Murrieta and surrounding cities. We are lucky to have them.”

Staff Writer

This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization