An FBI dog killed is making top news this evening. The NY shooting suspect shot and killed one of the dogs that was part of a police standoff this morning. On March 14, the Miami Herald reported that the dog, a German Shepherd named "Ape," was shot by Kurt Myers, the man who shot and killed four people in a random shooting spree in New York on Wednesday.
As previously reported, the FBI dog was shot when Myers opened fire from his "hideout." After his shooting spree, Myers holed himself up in an abandoned building. Police had the place surrounded, but they didn't move in until Myers fired his gun. Sadly, it was too late for Ape.
The FBI dog killed was only on his second mission according to the report. He joined the FBI at the end of Feb. after completing an extensive training course. It is not believed that Ape was the intended target as it seems Myers opened fire as a sort of last resort. Since Ape died in the line of duty, he will be memorialized.
"Ape's body will be taken to Quantico, Va., where the FBI Academy is located and a memorial will be held. Ape's name will be added to a memorial wall there," reported the Miami Herald.
The FBI dog killed was only 2-years-old.
© Effie Orfanides 2013