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Indiana State Police K9 killed during standoff

SELLERSBERG, Ind. – An Indiana State Police K9 named Kilo was killed while police were attempting to apprehend a barricaded suspect Monday.

According to the Indiana State Police, Sellersburg Police responded to a domestic call on Iowa Street. When they arrived, the suspect fled and eventually broke into a home on Delaware Street and barricaded himself inside.

Trooper Nathan Abbott and K-9 Kilo were called to the scene.

Kilo entered the home first followed by several officers.

Shots were fired. The police officers retreated from the home, but Kilo didn’t.

During the standoff, the suspect fired at officers and shot a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy. He was taken to a Louisville hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

After a ten hour standoff, SWAT teams deployed tear gas and the suspect surrendered.

The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Joshua L. Priddy of Sellersburg. He is being held in the Clark County Jail on charges of attempted murder of a police officer (Class A felony), causing the death of a law enforcement animal (Class D felony), burglary (Class B felony), residential entry (Class D felony), pointing a firearm (Class D felony), and criminal recklessness with a firearm (Class C felony).

Kilo and Abbott began their tour of duty January 5, 2007. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Kilo to support the ISP K-9 program, donations may be sent to "Kilo Memorial Fund", CFK/ISP Foundation, 1415 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

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