A police dog died after he and a suspect were shot Thursday in Las Vegas, authorities said. The condition of the suspect was unknown.
“With heavy hearts we regret to confirm that LVMPD K-9 Nicky was killed in the line of duty today,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter about 1:45 p.m. No other officers were injured, KSNV reported.
Few details were immediately available about the shooting, which the department said happened before 12:40 p.m. in the 9800 block of Fast Elk Street.
The male K-9 had returned to active duty in early March after being stabbed with a machete during a police standoff in February, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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#Nicky the K9 officer was shot & killed today. He had just returned to work after stabbed w/a machete @News3LV pic.twitter.com/Yy6vCFsKZL
— Nathan O'Neal (@NateNews3LV) March 31, 2016
Here is a shot of "Nicky" with his handler. God Bless the fearless hero. @News3LV pic.twitter.com/sbih9lPo3R
— Antonio Castelan (@AntonioNews3LV) March 31, 2016