Suspect shoots, kills Miss. K-9 before fatal OIS By:

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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A K-9 officer has been killed in a police shootout with a suspect who was also killed, Action News 5 reported.

The Feb. 21 incident occurred when Desoto County Sheriff’s Office deputies performed a PIT maneuver during a vehicle pursuit. The successful maneuver stopped fleeing suspect Jamarcus Brown, 38. The sheriff’s office has not released details indicating what led to the pursuit, according to the report.

Once the vehicle had been stopped, deputies released K-9 Luca. Brown shot the K-9, according to the report, leading deputies to return fire.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. K-9 Luca was transported to a veterinary hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds, according to the report. No deputies were seriously injured in the incident.