Police K9 shot during domestic incident in Gwinnett County

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County Police responded to an aggravated domestic incident on Pine Lane at about 10:20 p.m. Monday.

According to police, a man had threatened a woman with a handgun. The man, who was still armed, fled the residence prior to police arrival. 

Gwinnett Police K9 officers and the Aviation Unit responded and located the man in a wooded area near the incident scene. Police say the man then fired upon approaching officers, striking a police K9 dog.  After being fired upon, an officer returned fire shooting the man. 

Officers rendered first aid to the man, and he was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  The K9 was transported to a local animal hospital for treatment.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

Case Number:  220042558  

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