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Florida K-9 dog named Fang killed by carjacking suspect

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Sep 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 15:08:00-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in Florida say a police dog was shot and killed while chasing an armed carjacking suspect.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said in social media posts that the K-9 dog named Fang died early Sunday.

The sheriff's office said the suspect was apprehended by another K-9 dog at the scene and arrested. The suspect's name was not immediately released.

Fang was a 3-year-old German shepherd that performed both patrol and bomb-detection duties.

According to the sheriff's office, Fang patrolled special events and football games and "captured some of the most dangerous criminals" in Jacksonville.

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