A Wasilla, AK, man accused of killing the first Alaska State Troopers dog to die in the line of duty was convicted by a jury on Wednesday.

The jury found 27-year-old Almando Abarca guilty of harming a police dog, as well as attempted murder for firing shots at his handler and another officer during a September 2016 foot chase, reports the Anchorage Daily News.

K-9 Helo was fatally shot by a fleeing suspect, who was found guilty of harming a police dog. (Photo: Alaska State Troopers)

K-9 Helo was fatally shot by a fleeing suspect, who was found guilty of harming a police dog. (Photo: Alaska State Troopers)

Abarca was pulled over around 5:30 a.m by Palmer, AK, police for not having tail lights, fleeing at high speeds, and crashing his car into a tree near the Glenn-Parks interchange, charging documents said. He reportedly got out of the car with a pistol in his hand and ran. He shot behind him at a Palmer officer, a trooper, and K-9 Helo, who were following him on foot.

The dog was shot several times and died from his injuries.

Abarca is scheduled for sentencing May 29 and faces a range of five to 99 years for attempted murder and one to four years for several other counts.

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