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Gun violence in the US

US police officers kill man who fatally shot police dog

  • Police were called to a busy banquet hall in a Detroit suburb after an armed man was spotted outside
PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 November, 2018, 11:48pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 November, 2018, 6:11am

Authorities said on Monday police officers shot and killed a man who gunned down a police dog near a banquet hall in suburban Detroit.

St Clair Shores police responded on Sunday night to a report of a man with a rifle outside Lakeland Manor, where a gathering with about 70 people was taking place.

Police say the man ignored officers’ instructions and fled.

K-9 officer Axe was sent to track the man and police said the man shot the dog with a handgun.

Officers then fired, hitting the man, according to police. The man and the police dog were taken for treatment and later pronounced dead.

The Macomb County sheriff’s office identified the man as 29-year-old Theoddeus Gray of Detroit.

Axe had been with the police department since 2016.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.