Hero K9 Shot and Killed in Las Vegas

K9 Nicky; Photo: LVMPD via Twitter

K9 Nicky; Photo: LVMPD via Twitter

A Las Vegas Metro police K9 was shot and killed yesterday in an incident involving an armed suspect.

Metro police confirmed that K9 Nicky was shot and killed after being deployed in an attempt to apprehend a man with a gun. Officers subsequently shot the suspect, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Witnesses said that the suspect was walking down the street, randomly shooting at people. 

Nicky's final act of heroism wasn't the first time the K9 had been hurt on duty. In February, Nicky was stabbed multiple times by a suspect armed with a machete. The K9 had just returned back to work before he was fatally shot.

Metro Captain Shawn Anderson said, "It's devastating to lose that dog. That dog is one of us."

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