A police K9 was shot and killed in Nebraska following a 25-hour standoff with a mentally ill suspect over the weekend.
Kobus, a 9-year old Belgian Malinois, served as a police K9 with the Omaha police department since 2008.
Omaha police chief Todd Schmaderer stated, “The loss of our K-9 brings great sadness to the department.”
Suspect Mark L’Heureux, 59, had barricaded himself in his home after officers attempted to serve him with a warrant mandating a mental health evaluation.
L’Heurerux would ultimately shoot at police officers during the standoff but subsequently surrender after fatally shooting Kobus. He was taken to a psychiatric hospital pending criminal charges.
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