A Jonesboro Police K-9 officer is recovering after being shot Tuesday by a woman who barricaded herself in a home after allegedly shooting a man, police say. 

Around 3 p.m. Jonesboro Police to a residence in regards to a shooting. 

Officers found a 41-year-old male victim with injuries, who was removed from the scene to receive medical care, KARK reports.

Officers learned that the shooting suspect, a 56-year-old woman, inside the home and refused to surrender to police custody. After several hours of negotiating, police sent in K-9 Gabo. The woman reportedly opened fire on the dog and hit him.

The suspect was struck by gunfire that was returned by the entering officers and medical care was then provided after the scene was secure and the suspect no longer a threat, police say.

K-9 Gabo was in stable condition Tuesday, police said.

 

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