(PENDLETON) - The Anderson Police Department announced Friday that they were forced to shoot a K9 officer during a shootout in Pendleton.
According to officials, officers were on a routine law enforcement call in the 400 block of Water Street when they came under fire Thursday night.
Jim Kenneth Bailey, 59, reportedly shot Officer Marty Dulworth and passerby Neal Shull. Dulworth's K9 parnter, Kilo, in the midst of the surrounding gunfire, mistook one of the officers as an aggressor, and attacked the officer. The officers, faced with gunfire and a confused K9 were forced to shoot the animal.
Police said despite his confusion, Kilo worked to protect his handler until the very end.
A memorial page has been set up to honor the fallen K9.
Following the shooting, Bailey remained on the loose for more than six hours before he was found dead. Police said it appears Bailey shot himself.
Dulworth continues to recovery following surgery. Shull died as a result of his injuries.
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