K-9 helped save cops' lives in shootout


BROOKSVILLE — The sheriff's office is crediting a police dog for helping prevent any officers from being hurt in a Wednesday night gunfight.

The gunfight ended with the dog, named Kilo, shot four times, and the suspected gunman dead, fatally shot by members of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office and Brooksville Police Department.

The shooting happened in the backyard of a home in the 600 block of Fort Dade Avenue in Brooksville.

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