Florida Police Dog Fatally Shot While Chasing Fugitive

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a fugitive fatally shot a police dog that was chasing him in central Florida.

Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson tells local news outlets the dog named Forrest was shot Tuesday evening while chasing a man who started shooting at deputies. The man continued running into the woods in Deltona, which is near Daytona Beach.

Deputies were in the area following up on a tip about a wanted man.

Johnson says deputies returned fire at the man, but they don’t know if he was injured. Some 150 law enforcement officers were continuing to search for the man Wednesday morning. Officials didn’t say why the man was wanted by police.

A news release from the sheriff says the dog was taken to an animal hospital where he died.

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