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Yuba County Sheriff's K-9 will likely survive Friday shooting, department says

A Yuba County Sheriff's Department K-9 officer named Glock is in stable condition after being shot in the neck by a man later killed by officers at the end of a pursuit across Yuba County.
A Yuba County Sheriff's Department K-9 officer named Glock is in stable condition after being shot in the neck by a man later killed by officers at the end of a pursuit across Yuba County. Yuba County Deputy Sheriff's K9 Association

A Yuba County Sheriff's Department K-9 is expected to survive after being shot in the neck by a man later killed by officers at the end of a pursuit across Yuba County.

The pursuit began just after 2:30 a.m. Friday when Wheatland police attempted to pull over a drunken driving suspect, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said that the suspect became uncooperative after presenting officers with his ID and fled northbound on Highway 65 toward Marysville, leading to a pursuit by Wheatland police.

The pursuit ended near E Street and Sixth Street in Marysville after spike strips were used to disable the suspect's vehicle.

Authorities said the K-9, named Glock, was deployed after the suspect refused to comply with officers' orders. The suspect then produced a handgun, shooting Glock in the neck.

Officers returned fire on the suspect, killing him.

The Yuba County Sheriff's Department identified the deceased suspect as 26-year-old Jonathan Erick Alexander.

The three Yuba County deputies and one Marysville police officer involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation, according to the Yuba County Sheriff's Department.

Glock is in stable condition at a nearby veterinary hospital and is expected to survive, the department said Friday.

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