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$5 Million Bond Set for Man Charged with Killing Ohio K-9

January 14, 2016  | 

Wounded Canton PD K-9 Jethro is comforted by his handler. Jethro died Sunday (Photo: Canton PD)
Wounded Canton PD K-9 Jethro is comforted by his handler. Jethro died Sunday (Photo: Canton PD)

A judge has set a $5 million bond for a man charged with fatally shooting a Canton, OH, police dog.

Kelontre Barefield, 22, is charged with aggravated burglary and assaulting or harassing a police dog, the Associated Press reports.

Canton police say the 3-year-old German shepherd named Jethro died Sunday after being wounded during an investigation of a grocery store break-in. Police say Barefield shot Jethro three times. The dog's police handler returned fire and shot Barefield in the leg.

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Kojack58 @ 1/15/2016 3:38 AM

Okay Officer Jethro rest in peace. Your courage and bravery will not be forgotten. Now it is time to put the suspect down. He killed a police officer. this country has got to wake up or we are all doomed.

Deputy JJG @ 1/15/2016 4:26 AM

It's a downright shame that the POS burglary suspect was not the one who died. RIP Jethro. My condolences to his handler and agency. JJG

john horner tempe az @ 1/18/2016 1:04 PM

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your officer k9 jethro, he is a true definition of a hero! These dogs are unbelieveable for courage and dedication! This is happening much to often thanks to the leadership in this country declaring war on law enforcement! Jethro your work is done God bless you and all who were around you rest in peace!

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