Suspect shot, killed Wichita police K-9, necropsy finds

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An official with the Wichita Police Department says results of a necropsy show a department K-9 killed in the line of duty last month was shot by a suspect who was killed by officers. 

The necropsy was performed on March 28 at K-State. Sgt. Nikki Woodrow said the results show the K-9, Rooster, was shot once in the left shoulder, "traveling through his body at a downward angle, striking vital organs and exiting the right side."

Due to the bullet's trajectory, evidence at the scene and video from the incident, investigators determined that the bullet that killed Rooster was fired by Kevin Perry. 

Law enforcement bid farewell to fallen Wichita police dog

Photos from officer-involved shooting on March 18

The shooting happened the evening of March 18 at the Lamp Lighter Mobile Home Park near MacArthur and Hydraulic. Perry was hit by officers' gunfire and died at a local hospital.

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