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Albuquerque K-9 Recovering from Gunshot Wounds

March 24, 2014  | 

Albuquerque PD K-9 Rico (Photo: Albuquerque PD)
Albuquerque PD K-9 Rico (Photo: Albuquerque PD)

An Albuquerque Police K-9 that was shot three times by a burglary suspect Friday has been released from the vet and is recovering at the home of his owner.

APD K-9 Rico was shot in the head and neck when he and his handler responded to a 4 a.m. burglary call at a northeast Albuquerque towing yard.

The burglary suspect was found dead shortly after the shooting, but Albuquerque PD spokesperson told the Albuquerque Journal that none of its officers had discharged their weapons during the incident.

Rico is a 4-year-old Belgian malinois.

Tags: K-9 Units, Assaults on Officers, Albuquerque (N.M.) PD


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Lenny @ 3/24/2014 2:36 PM

"Albuquerque K-9 Recovering from Gunshot Wounds"

Too bad the same can't be said for James Boyd. You may not be aware as this other 8 day old story of murder hasn't made it here yet. No heart warming story of a courageous dogs recovery. Just a cold blooded murder by a group of P'sOS who have in the same time frame shot and killed more people than the NYPD. Absolutely cowardly and savage behaviour by those sworn(BAHAHAHA, sorry I just have to laugh every time i see that word when it relates to cops)to protect & serve. Looks like a nice paid holiday to work on the golf game for those responsible followed by a heros welcome and shouts of BOOYA upon their return.

And isn't it interesting that the suspect was willing to try and protect himself from a savage dog attack but somehow ended up dead even though " none of its officers had discharged their weapons during the incident". BS, maybe not their official weapons. It truly amazes me how easily you things will so easily kill a famile's pet

Don Wallace @ 3/24/2014 4:47 PM

Great that the dog is doing well---I am not concerned that the B.G. has passed---an apparent suicide...as John Wayne would have said--"POO POO Occurs, Pilgrim"

franke z(civilian) &k9 th @ 3/25/2014 1:17 PM

get well soon k9 rico -your in our thoughts &prayers in nj- thanx for your courageous service!!! in nj we call what you did "above &beyond the call of duty"

Lenny @ 3/25/2014 10:03 PM

Ardmore Ok police kill family pet for being "aggresive". Same dog seen sleeping with and licking the face of infants and toddlers alike. And guess what, the Capt. says it's perfectly ok even though the hillbilly in question said it was "awesome" when he shot the dog. POS.

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