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Teen in Georgia Dies After He Fatally Shot a Police K-9 Officer

17-year-old teen in Georgia
17-year-old teen in Georgia was shot and killed after he fatally sho a K-9 officer. (Photo: Yahoo News)

A 17-year-old teen in Georgia died after he fatally shot and killed a K-9 police officer who chased him on Saturday.

K-9 Police officer

17-year-old teen in Georgia was shot and killed after he fatally sho a K-9 officer. (Photo: Yahoo News)

17-Year-Old Was Teen Shot and Killed

The Clayton Police County Department confirmed that a 17-year-old teen in Georgia identified as Stephon Ford was shot and killed after he opened fire on a K-9 Officer who pursued him in the wooded area. The chasing and shooting incident happened on Saturday after the 17-year-old Georgia teen tried to escape from a crime scene.

In a published article in FOX News, the police officers tried to ease the tension and told the Georgia teen to drop the weapon. Instead, he started to open fire and killed K-9 Waro. It was also found during the investigation that Ford fled from the hotel but two other men were arrested after the officers found rug paraphernalia and weapons.

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Police Officers Released a Statement

According to a published report in Clayton Daily News, Clayton Assistant Police Chief Bruce Parks told the media during a press conference, “The overall situation is tragic. We hate it. We never want anything like this to happen. We try to use all our training and experience to bring it to an easy resolution, but this is not easy on us. It’s not easy on the suspect’s family. And it’s something that is going to take a while to get by.”

The officials said that the Clayton Police Department was called to help in searching for Ford. K-9 Waro was sent to the woods but he was shot by the Georgia teen. K-9 Waro was immediately rushed to the nearest animal hospital but he died due to severe wounds.

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