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Suspect killed and police dog wounded in Sacramento shooting

A suspect hiding in a Sacramento backyard was killed in a confrontation with authorities that led to a police dog being shot, officials said

A suspect hiding in a Sacramento backyard was killed Friday in a confrontation with authorities that led to a police dog being shot, officials said.

Officials said the incident began when a couple stole a car in Chico. Suspects in the case were then spotted in Sacramento, driving erratically in the Land Park area of the city.

Officers later found the car abandoned. Nearby homes were evacuated, and McClatchy High School, California Middle School and Crocker Riverside Elementary were placed on lockdown.

The suspects were spotted by police, ran, and shots were fired around 10 a.m., officials said.

Officers returned fire at the male suspect, fatally wounding him, authorities said, and the female suspect was subsequently taken into custody. 

A police dog named Bodie suffered gunshot wounds to the face and paws in the incident, but is expected to survive, officials said.

All schools were back to their normal schedule, according to school officials.

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-- Sam Cohen, FOX40 Sacramento

Photo: Police block off part of the Land Park neighborhood in Sacramento after a shooting on Friday morning. Credit: FOX40 Sacramento

 
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