LITHONIA, Ga. – A taking pictures in Lithonia left a Okay-9 officer critically injured, ensuing within the resolution to euthanize him. The Lithonia Police Division is now planning a memorial service for Perro, the beloved Okay-9 officer. They’re additionally working to find out who shot the canine and why.
Police say Okay-9 Officer Perro disappeared round 2 p.m. Sunday close to Flakes Mill Street and River Street after escaping from his handler’s yard.
Members of the Henry County Police Division, DeKalb Police Division, DeKalb County Animal Management and native volunteers joined Lithonia Police within the seek for Perro.
Early Monday morning, DeKalb Animal Management situated the Okay-9. He had been shot. Employees rushed him to the vet. The gunshot wound induced vital injury and the emergency resolution was made to place Perro down.
Early on within the investigation, officers could not say the place he was shot or if there have been any calls of a nuisance canine, or a canine being shot in the course of the interval that Perro went lacking.
Based on the police chief, the canine’s Okay-9 handler Main Patterson and his household are devastated. Different members of the division are additionally mourning the lack of one in every of their very own.
The police are asking anybody with info on this incident to achieve out to the Lithonia Police Division.