Hector Amezcua/ hamezcua@sacbee.com

Veterinarian Dr. Chris Wong talks with Deputy John Halk about Drago, a veteran Sacramento County Sheriff's Department police dog, who was reported in good shape after being shot through the chest and shoulder Friday while chasing a suspect through a field in the Elverta area. Veterinarians say Drago, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, was fortunate. Sheriff's officials said the man fired eight shots in the dark at the dog and chasing officers, hitting Drago once.

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