Man killed after shooting police dog
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police allegedly shot and killed a gang member after he killed a police dog that had been ordered to subdue him, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Ranger, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois was attempting to subdue the suspected gang member who had allegedly fired on Long Beach officers hours earlier, the report said.
The report said Officer Mike Parcells, ordered the dog to subdue the man who was hiding underneath a porch. Ranger died from a gunshot to the chest.
The suspect, Agustin Murguia Jr., had allegedly fired a single shot, and SWAT officers responded with a volley. The 22-year-old parolee was dead when officers reached him, the report said.
"The last thing you tell your dog is to go do its job, and he gets killed for doing it," said a former K-9 officer. Parcells had purchased Ranger with his own money from a breeder in Holland two years ago.
Murguia had been convicted of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon and was facing a third strike, police said.
The ONLY good thing to come out of this article is that the shitstain gangbanger is dead and more people will come to mourn the dog than him.
"Uhhh... they might be unlawful aliens but otherwise lawful citizens"
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