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Joplin police corner suspected K-9 shooter in garage
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Police had a suspected armed robber at bay in a garage Tuesday and were negotiating for his surrender after the suspect shot and injured a police dog during an early morning chase.
Joplin police said officers surrounded the unidentified male suspect after he was spotted hiding in an abandoned garage.
The man initially fled when police responded about 2:30 a.m. to a reported robbery at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.
An officer released his dog and chased the man, who fired two shots at his pursuers. One of the bullets hit the dog in the head.
A police spokesman said the dog, a German Shepherd named Cezar, is expected to survive.
"He lost an eardrum and an eye, but the prognosis is good," Lt. Geoff Jones said. Cezar has been on the Joplin force for about four years, he said.
After the shooting, police from nearby Webb City and Duquesne and Jasper County sheriff's deputies joined Joplin police in surrounding the area and searching for the suspect.
The suspect was spotted in an abandoned garage around 7:30 a.m., Jones said.