Suspect, police K9 killed in Tucson shooting

TUCSON, AZ - Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Tucson overnight.

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday night at 2nd Street and Stewart Avenue after an officer pulled over a vehicle that matched the suspect description in an earlier carjacking report, according to KGUN .

Tucson police say the man fled from the scene and the officer, along with his K9 chased him into the neighborhood.

Police say shots were fired, killing both the suspect and police dog, Ivan.

Police have not released the suspect's name.

Tucson police have nine canines in service.

This is the second K9 that has died this year in Tucson. Jeg, a Department of Public Safety K9, had to be euthanized after his handler, Officer Korey Lankow, left him in a hot patrol car last July.

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