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Author: American Military University

By PoliceOne Staff

LINCOLN PARISH, La. — A K-9 with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office was fatally shot early Friday morning as he attempted to apprehend a suspect.

ODMP.org reported that deputies arrived to arrest a suspect Friday evening in Lincoln Parish. The man was believed to have shot his girlfriend in the head earlier in the day. As they arrived on scene, the man ran into a wooded area behind the house.

K-9 Boxo was released and shortly thereafter deputies heard five to seven gunshots, KNOE reported.

Boco, who had been with the Sheriff’s department for three years, was like family, deputies told KNOE.

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At approximately 7:30 pm Friday evening the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call of a suspicious person at a…

Posted by Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department on Saturday, August 18, 2018

“Boco was a heck of a dog,” said Major Stephen Williams with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. “I think everybody here loved him. One of the friendliest dogs you’d ever seen, but he knows how to get down to business whenever the time came.”

Vincent Roberson has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and animal cruelty.

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