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Wounded police dog found after Arkansas shooting

By Sarah Mulé
Police officers with Kina, the Greenwood Arkansas K-9 officer, after she was found. Kina was injured and fled the scene following a shootout that left one officer dead and another injured. Photo by Greenwood Arkansas Police Department/Facebook
Police officers with Kina, the Greenwood Arkansas K-9 officer, after she was found. Kina was injured and fled the scene following a shootout that left one officer dead and another injured. Photo by Greenwood Arkansas Police Department/Facebook

GREENWOOD, Ark., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A wounded police dog was found dehydrated but alive Friday morning after she ran from the scene of a shootout that left a deputy sheriff dead, police said.

Kina, a German Shepherd, was shot twice in the neck and back while she waited in her handler's vehicle during the gunfight Wednesday.

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The dog was found still wearing her bulletproof vest and was dehydrated but expected to make a full recovery.

Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper died and Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was injured in the shooting. The suspect, identified as Billy Monroe Jones remains in police custody.

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