A Police Dog and Suspect Die After Shootout During a Domestic Call


(DULUTH, MN) – On Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 6:29 pm. officers responded to a report of a domestic assault with a weapon at the 1000 block of W Skyline Parkway.

Squads arrived on the scene and developed probable cause for a felony-level domestic assault. Officers located the male suspect in the residence and began to negotiate with him for his arrest.


After approximately an hour of negotiations, the suspect began firing at officers striking one officer causing a non-life threatening injury and killing his K-9 partner.

An officer returned fire.

Upon gaining access to the room where the suspect was located they found the individual deceased. The injured officer has been released from the hospital.



The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will be conducting this investigation. The next update will be on Monday, January 14, 2019.


9 Replies to “A Police Dog and Suspect Die After Shootout During a Domestic Call”

  1. Dogs are often undervalued . When the best of life is offered from the most loyal, it’s a hard and sad day. The dog did his duty to the fullest extent possible. What human being could not appreciate this?

  2. I am so sad that this dog lost its life due to an absolutely unnecessary act of violence. Some people do not appreciate the love, loyalty and protection these animals give so unconditionally. We as humans really should be assumed of ourselves.

  3. Why are they sending digs in? I can see a dog trying to find a suspect but they let the police let the dog go in first.. Highly likely the dog gets shot. Dogs should only be used to find someone but not apprehend. I find this to be cruel. The police officer should feel bad. Sorry. If you want to be a police officer, then these are the chances you take. Throw tear gas in anything but don’t let a poor helpless dog go in.

  4. I don’t think you should use any animals to apprehend someone. If the dog is just tracking that’s fine but don’t let a dog go into apprehend the suspect. That’s the police officers job.

  5. Dogs should not be used to fight with a human. Police let the dog goes in first. No wonder they get shot. Thats the Officer job.

  6. When you are being fired upon why would you send your K 9 partner in! Why? I’ll tell you.
    No respect for Love and Loyalty!

  7. The poor dog . R.I.P. I don’t really care bout the suspect . I don’t really think too many people are really sad about his death .

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