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Monday, October 3, 2016

Police K-9 Shot During Traffic Stop

Spotsylvania County, Virginia - An armed suspect who shot a K-9 with the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Sunday evening during a traffic stop is still on the loose, according to officials.

The Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office reports, around 9 p.m. the vehicle of a suspect wanted on numerous felony warrants in Fredericksburg was spotted and pulled over in the 2800 block of Lafayette Blvd . The driver of that vehicle was reportedly "taken without incident," but a passenger inside, Joseph Conway, 34, got out and began to fight with a Deputy. Conway then made an attempt to flee the scene on foot, according to the Sheriff's Office. A Spotsylvania Deputy, along with a K-9 named Dux, had just arrived on the scene and officials report Dux was released in an attempt to detain Conway.

According to the Sheriff's Office, after a short pursuit, Conway pulled out a pistol and began to shot at the Deputies and Dux who were pursuing him. Dux was reportedly struck by the gunfire at least once. Officials say the Deputies shot back at the pursuing Conway, but it's unclear at this time if he was injured. None of the Deputies were shot or injured during the pursuit, officials confirm.

ABC7's Suzanne Kennedy reports several vehicles in the area were also struck during the gunfire exchange.

Dux was taken to an emergency Veterinary hospital where he underwent surgery. By Monday afternoon, officials tweeted that Dux was "out of surgery and in recovery."


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