An Anoka, MN, police K-9 was shot and an armed carjacking suspect is dead after a police chase that stretched 40 miles Sunday afternoon ended in gunfire in Isanti County.
Blaine, MN, police say officers first responded to a report of a shoplifting at a Kohl’s just before 1 p.m. Officers soon located the suspects in a stolen car. They drove off, then reportedly carjacked the driver of a pick-up truck at gunpoint and fled north on Highway 65.
The suspects fled the vehicle on foot after it became disabled, and then gunfire erupted. One of the suspects was shot dead, while an Anoka police K-9 named Bravo was shot and wounded. The dog is being treated at University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center and is expected to survive.
A second suspect was not injured and is in custody.