Sacramento police K9 injured in shooting expected to make full recovery

5:55 PM, May 20, 2012   |    comments
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Photo Gallery: PHOTOS: K-9 Bodie shot in the line of duty
Lucus J. Webb

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento County Coroner's Office identified the suspect who was shot and killed by Sacramento police after shooting and injuring a K9 officer.

Lucas J. Webb, 33, of Chico died Friday after leading Sacramento police on a chase, shooting at officers and injuring a K9 officer, Sgt. Andrew Pettit said.

Police attempted to stop a stolen vehicle with Webb and his alleged accomplice Leslie McCulley, 28, at Broadway and 24th Street, but the driver fled the area through several residential areas. Police canceled the search after the driver almost hit a group of children.

Pettit said the stolen vehicle was spotted later near 4th Avenue and Marty Way. During a search of the area, police spotted Webb and McCullary, who fled when police tried to contact the pair.

McCullary was apprehended, and then booked into Sacramento County Jail for possession of a stolen car, possession of a handgun and negligent discharge of a firearm.

Webb was chased into a nearby backyard by an officer and his K9 partner Bodie. Pettit said Webb fired several shots at the pursuing officers, injuring Bodie. Bodie's handler returned fire in fear for his life and others. Pettit said Webb was shot several times in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene.

Bodie was taken to an animal hospital for treatment. The 3-year-old German shepherd was shot in the leg and in the face, where the bullet broke his jaw. Veterinarians said Bodie is in stable condition and doing fine. According to Officer Michele Gigante, Bodie will return to work after he makes a full recovery.

Regardless of Bodie's recovery, the Kings owners the Maloof Family said they want to help out the police department with a donation. Joe Maloof tweeted Sunday morning that he would like to purchase and donate a K9 for the Sacramento Police Department.

The K9 Association is very grateful and trying to get in touch with the Maloofs.


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