Suspect, police dog killed in Long Beach standoff

K-9 Credo worked Patrol & Narcotics and was involved in over 30 apprehensions during his years of service. (Long Beach Police/Twitter)

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An assault suspect and a police dog have been shot dead after a police standoff in Long Beach.

Officers went to an apartment complex Tuesday morning to look for a man wanted for several shootings. Police opened fire at around 11:15 a.m., two hours after SWAT officers surrounded the apartment building.

It’s unclear what prompted the shooting or whether the suspect fired.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name hasn’t been released.

Also shot was a 4-year-old Belgian Mallinois named Credo who’d been with police for two years.

A distraught officer — believed to be the dog’s handler — knelt by Credo’s limp body, then carried it to a police car. Credo was pronounced dead at an animal hospital.

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