The Bakersfield (CA) Police Department reports that one of its K-9s was shot and killed during a search last week. The suspect was killed by police.
The department said K-9 Jango is believed to have been struck by gunfire when a man who was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle and had fled police fired at the K-9 and his human partner as they approached him, KGET reports.
According to BPD, officers tried to stop a reported stolen vehicle traveling eastbound on Highway 58, just before 9 PM. According to BPD the suspect, only identified as a man, failed to yield, went off road and crashed through a fence on the embankment.