Mo. K9 dies after being shot in head during burglary


By Debby Woodin
The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. A police dog shot in the head early Tuesday by a robbery suspect ultimately died, a Joplin police officer said.

Officer Travis Walthall, supervisor of the Joplin Police Department’s K-9 unit, said by telephone Tuesday afternoon that the dog, Cezar, was expected to survive the gunshot wound unless complications arise.

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