Deputies shoot suspect after he shoots sheriff’s department K9

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BRISTOL ⏤ Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies shot a fleeing suspect after he shot the department’s K9 officer at a gas station in Bristol Thursday. 


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According to Sgt. David Wright, the department responded to Benson Corners gas station, 19942 75th St., at the corner of Highway 50 and US 45 around 11:16 a.m. Thursday. There, deputies were attempting to locate a stolen vehicle used in a homicide in Chicago. 


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K9 shot, deputies return fire

After initiating a stop with the vehicle, the driver fled on foot. Deputies released the sheriff’s department K9 to track the suspect. During that chase, the man shot the department’s K9 officer, Wright stated in a release.

Deputies then shot the suspect, immediately giving him first aid and transporting him to an area hospital for his injuries. 

While the suspect’s identity is being withheld, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department stresses he is a “male white suspect,” in a press release on the incident. 



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