Man convicted of killing police dog

Palmer, Alaska (KINY) A foot chase that ended with a police dog dead played out in a Palmer courtroom.

Almando Abarca, 27, was convicted at trial of attempted murder and felony assault for a chase with Alaska State Troopers last year.

KTVA News reported that Abarca killed the trooper dog Helo, during a foot chase after he fired several shots that struck the dog.  Troopers fired back and hit the suspect in the shoulder.

The shooting followed a traffic stop in Palmer where Abarca fled into the woods.  Abarca will be sentenced on May 29th.


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