BRISTOL, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha County sheriff's deputies have shot and wounded a man they say was driving a stolen vehicle connected to a Chicago homicide, officials said Thursday.

Deputies were dispatched to the Benson Corners gas station in Bristol about 11:30 a.m. Thursday in an attempt to locate the stolen vehicle.

The vehicle was located and deputies tried to make contact with the driver who was the sole occupant. According to sheriff's deputies, the man fled from the vehicle.

According to the Sun Times, a 5-year veteran police dog named Riggs ran after the man and took him down as he was approaching a nearby highway.[1] The man then shot Riggs.

A statement from the sheriff's department said deputies then shot the suspect, who was taken to an area hospital. The man has not been identified and authorities haven't said what homicide case in Chicago might be involved.

The K9 was taken to an Illinois emergency center and is expected to recover.

The sheriff's department has asked the Racine County Sheriff's Office to investigate the shooting.

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Notes & References

  1. Struett, David. “Police Dog a 'Hero' for Taking Bullet from Chicago Murder Suspect Wounded by Kenosha County Deputies, Police Say.” Times. Chicago Sun-Times, October 21, 2021. ↩︎