Officer Exo, K-9, shot and killed in line of duty
MOSS POINT, Miss. (WLOX) - Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Investigators have apprehended Mitchell Wayne Robinson, 36, for aggravated assault with a firearm.
According to Mississippi Crime Stoppers, the incident took place around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon on Aster Street near the Helena community in Jackson County.
Robinson was later encountered by a Pascagoula K-9 handler in a wooded area in Helena. He then allegedly fired in the direction of the handler, striking the K-9. The handler then reportedly returned fire, hitting the suspect. The K-9, known as Officer Exo, was transported to an emergency veterinarian in Mobile, but unfortunately passed away after succumbing to his injuries, according to Pascagoula Police. The suspect was also taken to a nearby hospital.
If you can offer any additional information, contact Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 228-769-3063.
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