Police in southeastern Wisconsin say that a man was wounded after he allegedly shot a K-9 dog during a pursuit Thursday morning.
According to authorities in Kenosha County, the incident occurred at approximately 11:16 a.m. in the village of Bristol. Deputies were dispatched to a gas station in the 19900 block of 75th Street at that time.
Officials say that a stolen vehicle, which had allegedly been involved in a homicide in the city of Chicago, was at the location, and deputies attempted to conduct a “high-risk traffic stop,” according to a statement.
The suspect fled from the vehicle on foot, and a K-9 dog was deployed. The suspect ultimately fired shots at the dog, striking the K-9, and police returned fire, striking the suspect.
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The suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries. There is no official word on the condition of the suspect, or on the condition of the K-9 dog, at this time.
Officials are continuing to investigate, and the Racine County Sheriff’s Department will handle the use-of-force investigation, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.