Another police dog killed

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - A central Indiana police department has lost its second police dog in three weeks following a weekend shooting involving a suspected bank robber.

Anderson police say the dog named Magnum was tracking the man in a field Saturday when he shot the animal in the face.

Detective Joel Sandefur says Magnum had to be euthanized Monday because of the severity of his wounds.

The department lost another dog in late July when a Belgian Malinois (MAL'-ehn-wah) named Kilo mistook an officer as an aggressor and had to be shot during a standoff. Kilo's handler was injured and a passer-by was killed.

The Herald-Bulletin reports Magnum's death has left the department with two active police dogs.

Sandefur says the dogs cost $10,000 to $12,000 to replace.

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