Suspect shoots APD K9 during SWAT situation

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An APD K9 is in surgery after being shot, multiple times by a suspect.

It happened during a SWAT standoff in northeast Albuquerque near San Pedro and Oakland.K9 Officer Rico

Officer went out there at about 2:45 a.m. to respond to reports of a burglary in progress.

They found a man in the yard of a business.

They say when the man saw officers approach, he ran toward a storage container and barricaded himself inside.

At one point he fired shots, shooting the K9 officer named Rico.

APD says Rico was rushed into surgery after the incident.

Rico has since been released from surgery but has suffered massive trauma. His handler is by his side.

Police say the suspect was later found dead. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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