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Authorities search for man who shot police K-9 in Virginia

An undated photo provided by the Spotsylvania County, Va., Sheriff's Office shows K-9 Dax. Authorities are looking for a man they say shot Dax after he chased after the man in Virginia. The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 34-year-old Joseph Conway shot the dog Sunday night, Oct. 2, 2016, while attempting to flee from deputies. The K-9 was taken to a veterinary hospital where it was listed in serious condition. (Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office via AP)
October 03, 2016 - 10:33 AM

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. - Authorities are looking for a man they say shot a K-9 that chased after him in Virginia.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 34-year-old Joseph Conway shot the dog Sunday night while attempting to flee from deputies.

The incident began Sunday evening after deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver was taken into custody without incident, but the passenger, later identified as Conway, exited the car, got into a fight with a deputy and fled the scene.

Afterward, the K-9 was sent to chase the suspect. Conway then pulled out a gun and shot the dog. The K-9 was taken to a veterinary hospital where it was listed in serious condition.

Officials established a perimeter around the area and were looking for the suspect Monday morning.

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