Police K9 killed, suspect shot in Millcreek standoff


    An officer with Aldo the K9, who was killed. (Photo: UPD)

    Update, 4/28/16, 11:58 a.m., Unified Police tweeted that the suspect shot in the SWAT standoff was David Shane Anderson. He is still in critical condition.

    (KUTV) A Unified Police K9 was shot and killed in a SWAT standoff that also sent a suspect to the hospital with critical injuries Thursday morning.

    A Unified Police SWAT team arrived at the suspect's home near 4255 S. 700 East around midnight. As officers arrived, there was an exchange of gunfire with someone inside the home, according to Unified Police Detective Jared Richardson.

    During the gunfire, a K9 officer named Aldo was shot, and a suspect in the home was also hit. Officers cannot confirm if the suspect's gunshot was self-inflicted or if he was hit by an officer's bullet.

    Police were serving a warrant for David Shane Anderson, 36, but could not confirm if Anderson was the suspect who was shot.

    Anderson has previous felony charges for forgery and drugs.

    Sheriff James Winder said the entire department was saddened by the loss of Aldo.

    "He is being treated with honors at the scene and we'll continue to do so as we address him," Winder said.

    2News will continue to update this developing story.

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