California police dog recovering after taking a bullet to the chest

5:03 PM, Oct 21, 2013   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO, California (KCRA) -- A Sacramento County Sheriff's K-9 is recovering after he was shot in the chest during a stolen vehicle pursuit Friday morning.

The 6-year-old dog was identified as Drago. His handler is John Halk, a sheriff's deputy.

"The bullet went through and through from the chest to the shoulder," sheriff's department spokeswoman Lisa Bowman said.

The suspect later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being surrounded by a SWAT team.

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