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Waukesha County Sheriff's K-9 stabbed in officer-involved shooting

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jun 05, 2019

A Waukesha County K-9 was stabbed during an officer-involved shooting that happened near I-94 and Hwy 67 Tuesday.

The Waukesha County Sheriff says a female suspect stabbed K-9 Justice while in a struggle with deputies.

Justice has since been treated and released from an emergency veterinary clinic.

The incident began around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday when Waukesha County Sheriff's deputies were pursuing a stolen vehicle from the Town of Eagle.

The pursuit started in Kettle Moraine State Forest, according to a DNR warden.

Deputies and assisting teams eventually deployed tire deflation devices to stop the vehicle.

At that time, the male suspect inside the vehicle pointed a firearm out the window and barricaded himself and a female inside the vehicle whom he was holding hostage.

Deputies negotiated with the man for five hours until they made the decision to deploy tactical gas inside the vehicle.

The male then fled from the vehicle with the female at gunpoint. That's when officers fired at the male, striking him multiple times.

The female continued running across I-94 when the struggle ensued with sheriff's deputies and she was taken into custody,