North Richland Hills Police Dog Back Home After Being Shot

A North Richland Hills police dog is back home and recovering after being wounded in a shooting involving officers last week. Koba was hit Jan. 14 while on a call with North Richland Hills and Watauga police about an armed man who had threatened to kill himself.Jamie Ramirez led police on a chase shortly before 9 p.m. and confronted officers with a weapon. The man, 43, did not comply with demands and fired at officers, who shot back, police Sgt. Melissa Andrews said. Koba and Ramirez were both struck. Ramirez was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital and has since been released.Koba, 4, was wearing a vest when he was hit by at least two rounds of gunfire, including one that may have been a ricochet, police said.He underwent surgery and was back home Tuesday with his handler of 2 1/2 years.   Continue reading...

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