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Florida Sheriff's K-9 Wounded, Suspect Killed

Florida Sheriff's K-9 Wounded, Suspect Killed

Associated Press

August 05, 2010

BROOKSVILLE – Hernando County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a suspect Wednesday night after they say he fired at them and struck a sheriff’s office K-9.

The shooting happened at 9:23 p.m. in the backyard of a home in the 600 block of Fort Date Avenue in Brooksville.

The 39-year-old gunman died at the scene, sheriff’s spokeswoman Donna Black said. The man did not live at the home. His name will be released later today.

The K-9, identified as Kilo, was shot multiple times in the face but is expected to survive, Black said. Kilo was wearing a bullet proof vest, which helped, she said.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been called to investigate the case. The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office plans to hold a news conference at 11 a.m. to discuss the investigation.

This is the second time this week that a member of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office has been shot. Deputy Lance Origon was injured Monday as he entered a house in Brooksville to check on the welfare of the homeowner, Robert Capkovic. Capkovic, a widower who was facing foreclosure, was killed as other deputies returned fire. Origon was treated and released from the hospital.


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    k9Nuke

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    My partner K-9 Nuke and I say GREAT JOB guys. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery Kilo.

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    dhuitt

    about 4 years ago

    222 Comments

    Great job Deputies and Kilo! I know you tried to get a piece of that. Recover soon my four legged brother.

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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    Good Job Kilo!! Hope you recover soon and your handler gets you back on the road soon.

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    Whalewatcher

    about 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    Best wishes for a full recovery for K-9 Kilo and Deputy Origon; glad no one else( besides the shooter ) was hurt.

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    HEYSARGE

    about 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Next !

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    Robocop33

    about 4 years ago

    14642 Comments

    Good! I am glad that the Officers killed this POS. K-9 Kilo, I hope that you get well and recover from your injuries. You are truly a LEO's best friend and a hero to us.

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    darsavmo

    about 4 years ago

    11362 Comments

    Hope the dog recovers quickly and glad that other officers were not injured...

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    carlitoso2

    about 4 years ago

    786 Comments

    God Job hope the K9 has a quick recovery

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    rsironron

    about 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Good job by all I hope the K-9 gets well soon.

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    philfroggy

    about 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Good job Deputies, Speedy recovery to Kilo

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    pdyer

    about 4 years ago

    354 Comments

    It sounds like a good job was done by all. The K-9 did his job and sounds as if he continued even after being hit. Probably saved some officers lives. My thought are with those officers who were shot at and who were forced to take the life of this guy who obviously deserved it. Hope you and Kilo are all back on the street soon.

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    Eric5

    about 4 years ago

    38 Comments

    Wow - Hernando County must be really getting bad. It must be from all the scum that they are pushing out of Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. At least this gunman will not live to see another day. Here's hoping to a full recovery for K-9 Kilo - your relentless pursuit to catch the bad guys will always be appreciated. Get well soon.

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    DDemlong

    about 4 years ago

    2238 Comments

    speedy recover to the K9, good job officers

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    Ret0238

    about 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    many prayers for the faithful officer partner.

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    USLawman1983

    about 4 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Justice was righteously and swiftly served.
    Prayers for a full recovery for Kilo.

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