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April 16, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Portland police catch shooting suspect; find police dog dead

The Associated Press

A man suspected of wounding a police officer was caught after a manhunt in southwest Portland, and searchers have found the officer’s police dog shot to death.

The German shepherd had a least one fatal wound when it was found behind a hedge Wednesday morning.

The police bureau spokesman, Sgt. Pete Simpson, says the wounded officer has been hospitalized and is expected to survive.

The Oregonian reports the suspect was taken into custody about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and is being treated at a Portland hospital. Police haven’t said whether he was shot.

A resident awakened by the barking of his own dog called police and then confronted a car prowler who threatened him with a rifle.

Police exchanged shots with the suspect about 3 a.m. after a traffic stop.

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