Tim Harlow Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
DULUTH, Minn. — A domestic situation Sunday in Duluth ended in a shooting that left a man and police K-9 dead and an officer wounded.
Officers responded to a call about a domestic assault with a weapon at a home on Skyline Parkway. A man was holed up inside a residence who, after an hour of negotiations, fired at police. One officer, identified as Aaron Haller, was struck and his K-9 partner, Haas, was killed, a statement from the Duluth Police Department said.
Police returned fire and entered the residence, where they found the man dead, the statement said.
Haller, who was struck, was taken to a hospital for treatment and released, Duluth police said.
“As a community, let’s put our arms around and show our support for officer Aaron Haller, his dedicated K9 partner Haas, and our DPD family to find peace in the days ahead,” said Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken. “Officer Haller is home resting with family and Haas will forever Rest In Peace as a hero who gave the ultimate sacrifice keeping his police officer partners safe.
More information is expected to be released Monday.
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will conduct an investigation.
My prayers are with his handler officer, all who loved him, department, and community. 2 of his K9 classmates serve in 2 counties that border mine in Wisconsin. Sad day here in the northland. #BluePawsMatter #K9 #BlueFamilyPrays pic.twitter.com/n4gU5aO5mF
— ?Back The Blue Carrie? (@BackTheLEOs) January 14, 2019
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