MARION, Ind. (WISH) – A police K-9 was shot and an officer exchanged gunfire with an armed robbery suspect Thursday night in Marion.
According to the department, officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s at 2006 South Western Avenue at 9:56 p.m. Thursday.
The suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Isaiah Soehngen of Fort Wayne, ran north into a wooded area when officers arrived. Marion police dispatched a K-9 officer that bit Soehngen twice in the leg.
Soehngen then shot the K-9 in the leg, according to police.
Officers exchanged gunfire with Soehngen, but police were unable to apprehend him. He slipped away with an undisclosed amount of money stolen from the restaurant. Law enforcement remained in the area past midnight.
Around 7 a.m., the suspect was found dead in the wooded area behind the McDonald’s.
The Marion Police Department Facebook page said no officers were injured.
The K-9, named Geronimo, is expected to recover, according to police.