Police K9 found two days after deadly Arkansas shooting - WNEM TV 5

Police K9 found two days after deadly Arkansas shooting

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SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. -

An Arkansas police dog has been found two days after she was injured when a man opened fired on police, killing one officer and wounding another.

Deputies with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office were responding to a domestic disturbance call on Wednesday, August 10 when a man opened fired with a rifle, killing Corporal William Cooper, wounding a police chief and pinning down multiple other officers. 

The suspect surrendered and was taken into custody a short time later.

During the shooting, a patrol car with K9 Kina took numerous rounds, police said. Her handler released the door lock to allow her to get out of the line of fire and she ran off.

Blood was found in the car, leading police to believe she was injured. 

Law enforcement officers and volunteers from across the state searched tirelessly for two days through nearby woods, fields and properties to find the German Shepherd. The owner of a low flying aircraft also helped in the search. 

On Friday, Kina was found by a resident in a home that was under construction.

She had been shot twice, both with entrance and exit wounds. X-rays also showed bullet fragments in the canine The department said she was dehydrated and had to receive fluids. 

 A veterinarian caring for the police dog said she was lucky to be alive.

“[The vet] said two inches lower on one shot she would not be here,” the department posted on Facebook. 

Kina is continuing to recover. The department said they would post updates as they learn more. 

Meanwhile, the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department continues to mourn their fallen deputy.  Corporal Cooper was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office for 16 years, according to the department. 

A video posted on the department's Facebook page showed a long line of law enforcement from across the state escorting Cooper back to Sebastian County from the medical examiner's office. 

Cooper's funeral services are scheduled for Monday, August 15. 

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