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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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