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Posted on: January 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Police forced to shoot armed man after he shot and killed a Police K-9

NORFOLK, Va. - After 7 hours of unsuccessful negotiations, man shot and killed a Police K-9, forcing officers to return fire.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday evening, police were called to the 1100 block of Land Street for a person with a weapon.

Once on scene police were advised that a woman and her husband were involved in a domestic disturbance and her husband was armed with a gun.

After an investigation was conducted, four warrants, including abduction, robbery, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and brandishing of a firearm were secured for the man based upon the domestic disturbance.

The man barricaded himself inside his residence alone.

Police negotiators were called to scene and after hours of unsuccessful negotiations, the man, armed with a gun exited his home.

Police gave several verbal warnings to the man to drop the gun and surrender. The man instead opened fire and shot and killed a Police K-9.

Police were then forced to shoot the armed man. He was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.

The Police K-9 was taken to an area veterinarian where he succumbed to his injuries.

There were no other injuries reported and no further information is available for release at this time.

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