Teen faces adult charges in killing of police K-9 named Fang

A teenager is facing adult charges in an armed carjacking that led to the death of the K-9


Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida authorities say a teenager is facing adult charges in an armed carjacking that killed a police dog named Fang.

The Florida Times-Union reports the State Attorney's Office filed upgraded charges Thursday against the 17-year-old boy. The charges include killing a police dog, possession of a firearm, aggravated fleeing, armed robbery and two counts of kidnapping with a firearm.

K-9 Fang was fatally shot during a suspect pursuit. (Photo/JSO)
K-9 Fang was fatally shot during a suspect pursuit. (Photo/JSO)

An arrest report says the teen got into a car at a gas station and held the driver at gunpoint. It says he later ordered the driver and her passenger out and drove off.

Authorities tracked the car's GPS system and remotely shut the engine off. Officers say the youth ran with K-9 Officer Matt Herrera and the 3-year-old German shepherd in pursuit.

They say the teen then fatally wounded Fang.

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