Deputies are investigating a Christmas Eve capturing close to a South Florida shopping center that killed a heroic K9 officer named Cigo.
The canine was credited with saving the lifetime of the deputies, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Seaside Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned at a information convention Monday night.
“He did his job, giving his life to avoid wasting and shield our personal,” Bradshaw mentioned.
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His workplace tweeted suspect shot at deputies and hit a K9 officer.
The suspect was shot by deputies and was taken to a hospital for remedy, as WSVN reported.
The K9 officer was being handled at a veterinarian emergency middle, however The Miami Herald reported that Cigo died throughout surgical procedure.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned The Mall at Wellington Inexperienced in Palm Seaside County was locked down as deputies investigated the capturing.
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The Mall at Wellington Inexperienced has greater than 160 retailers and eating places in part of South Florida identified for its equestrian neighborhood.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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