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Police dog shot and killed during overnight officer-involved shooting
Norfolk police say one of their police dogs was shot during an officer-involved shooting and died overnight. Officers say this all started Sunday night on Land Street, just off Virginia Beach Boulevard between Poplar Hall and Newtown Roads. Police say shortly before 6 p.m., officers were called to the neighborhood after receiving reports that a man trapped his wife inside their home while the two were in a domestic dispute. According to investigators, the woman managed to escape the home. Negotiators were called to the scene after the man barricaded himself inside the house. Police closed several neighborhood streets during the stand-off. The suspect came out of the house after seven hours of unsuccessful negotiations, and started shooting. Officers say that’s when a police K-9 was hit by gunfire. Officers returned fire and shot the armed suspect. Paramedics rushed the suspect to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries. The K-9 was taken to an area veterinarian — where it was later pronounced dead. Portsmouth Police tweeted around 7:15 a.m. that the name of the dog is K-9 Krijger.