Police Dog Catches Shooting Suspect as Dallas Officers Use Tourniquet to Help Victim

Dallas officers helped save a shooting victim's life with a tourniquet early Friday while a police dog nabbed one of the men suspected of shooting him, police said.About 2 a.m., officers in Old East Dallas heard a gunshot in the 4700 block of Capitol Avenue and found a man with a leg injury.The two men suspected of shooting had fled, police said.The first officers to arrive at the scene used a tourniquet to help the victim before he was taken to Baylor University Medical Center. He was reportedly in stable condition as of Friday morning.Police called the K9 unit to help find his assailants. Drummer, a police dog, found one of the suspects and nabbed him by the shoulder. The other suspect was still at large as of 5 a.m.Police haven't said what led to the shooting.Drummer the police dog has quite a fan following on Facebook thanks to some crazy encounters. Last year, the dog got a snakebite while searching for a felon.In December, the dog teamed up with another police dog later to catch a burglary suspect hiding inside a Walgreens.  Continue reading...

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