Autopsy results indicate suspect shot himself

APD standoff

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Medical investigators say the man who shot at an APD dog in March, shot and killed himself.

The OMI report says 56-year-old Dale Lusian shot himself in the chest.

APD was responding to a call about a suspected thief inside a large industrial park in the far northeast heights. When officers arrived they sent K-9 Rico to search for the suspect.

APD says the suspect opened fire hitting Rico three times.

Then police found Lusian dead.

Rico survived and is recovering.

No officers were hurt in the incident. 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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