Central States Violent Crime

St. Clair Shores Police K-9 “Axe” Shot and Killed, Suspect Killed

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Michigan – The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday in the 26000 block of Harper Avenue.

St. Clair Shores Police K-9 "Axe"

St. Clair Shores Police K-9 “Axe” Shot and Killed, Suspect Killed

According to authorities, the St. Clair Shores Police Department received a call from the Lakeland Manor Banquet Hall on Harper Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. regarding a man with a gun outside the hall.

There were about 70 people inside the hall at the time, police said. Witnesses said it was for a baby shower.

Police arrived on the scene and witnessed a man matching the description outside the building. Police said he ignored multiple demands from officers and fled from the scene on foot.

Axe, a K-9, was used to track the suspect, who shot the dog with a handgun, police said.

St. Clair Shores police officers returned fire, striking the man. The man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Axe was transported to an animal hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation is ongoing.

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