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Police dog shot in Isanti County incident released from hospital

One suspect was fatally shot in the Sunday incident, while an officer sustained minor injuries.
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A police dog is recovering after being shot Sunday during an incident in which police killed a suspect, according to the Anoka Police Department.

Police were pursuing two carjacking suspects on Highway 65 near Braham on Sunday afternoon. The suspects allegedly fled the scene of a theft in Blaine earlier that day, before they allegedly carjacked another vehicle.

After the vehicle became disabled on the highway, the two suspects fled on foot, and one was fatally shot in the process. The police dog was also shot, while one of the officers sustained minor injuries.

The other suspect was taken into custody. Police say a gun was recovered at the scene.

The police dog, Bravo, was taken to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Center for possible surgery. On Monday, the Anoka Police Department announced on Facebook that Bravo was recovering and had been released from the hospital.  

A bullet reportedly nicked Bravo’s trachea, but the tissue damage is believed to heal on its own and surgery will not be necessary, according to the post.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident. 

The Anoka Police Department has used German shepherds on its force since 1967. A total of 15 dogs have served the department since then.

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