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Officers fatally shoot armed man who wounded police K-9

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 14:52:18-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say officers investigating a homicide fatally shot a man who had just shot and wounded a police dog inside an apartment Thursday.

Sgt. Ann Justus said the incident occurred after officers were directed to an apartment after police responding to a report of gunshots found the homicide victim’s body nearby.

Justus said five officers shot the armed man when he came out of the apartment with a gun after shooting the police dog.

Justus said the dog is expected to make a full recovery and is being credited with saving the lives of officers.