Fugitive, police dog killed in shooting

Federal marshals shot and killed a wanted man late Thursday in Salt Lake City.

A police dog also was killed in the encounter, though it’s not clear how the dog was shot, marshals confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team had tracked the man to an apartment near 500 East and 300 South when he came out of the apartment and pulled out a gun, Chief Deputy Brandon Holt of the Utah District of the marshals service told FOX 13.

“The subject fled, was subsequently chased by task force officers and U.S. Marshals. “He subsequently appears, brandished a weapon and was shot by task force officers,” Holt told FOX 13. “The fugitive we were chasing was deceased. No injuries to officers at this time.”

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Herriman Police K9 Hondo, who was killed in the line of duty last night while assisting the U.S. Marshal’s Office in apprehending a dangerous fugitive,” officers wrote.

It’s unclear whether Hondo was killed in crossfire from the marshals or by the suspect, marshal Matthew Harris said.

A woman with ties to the case also was arrested.

As of Friday morning, federal marshals had not identified the man or the crimes he was suspected of committing.

Salt Lake City police are investigating the shooting, Harris said.

The Tribune will update this developing story.

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