BREAKING: Duluth Officer Shot, K9 Down

A Duluth officer and K9 have been shot.

Duluth, MN - A Duluth police officer and a police K9 were shot Sunday night.

The incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. at a home in West Skyline Parkway and Observation Road, according to CBS3.

The details about the incident have not officially been released at this time.

During the incident, a police officer and K9 were both shot. The police department tweeted out an image which suggests that the K9 didn't survive.

The suspect was destroyed in the gunfight.

The officer was transported to the hospital and their condition has not been released.

UPDATE: Officers responded to a domestic violence assault involving a weapon according to CBS3. Upon arrival they tried to negotiate with the suspect to convince him to surrender.

About an hour into negotiations, the man opened fire on officers, fatally striking a police K9. A police officer was wounded in the gunfight and is expected to survive.

No identities have been released at this time.

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Saints
Saints

I've said it once and I say it again ... we need the death PENALTY automatically for anyone shooting and law enforcement or murdering any officer... rest in peace K9 officer

Achmsons
Achmsons

RIP officer k9. Your duty has been completed. Get well officer. My heart breaks for all 1st responders who are murdered. This needs to stop. Harsher punishment to include death penalty for all who committe this crime

OzCop
OzCop

We are already averaging an officer killed every 48 hours since the first of January. At this rate, we are in for a record year for police killed in line of duty...How pathetic can our nation be when killing a police officer is an every other day occurrence?

ShieldMaiden
ShieldMaiden

Breaks my heart. I support all Officee, K9 Warrior 's . I fell like so many feel the Death Penalty for and officee, K9, and all first Responders . God bless his protect his Family, lived and his Unit.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

And Federal time without parole for the assault.