Police dog fatally wounded in Duluth armed standoff

Suspect shot and killed Friday to end 20-hour standoff
Duluth police department K-9 Luna
Duluth K-9 Luna, killed in action Photo credit Northland K-9 Foundation

An armed standoff in Duluth ended after 20 years when police shot and killed a domestic violence suspect who fatally wounded a DPD K-9 early in the confrontation.

The Minnesota BCA is investigating, which is standard practice for officer-involved shootings in the state.

Police say when the K-9 Luna was sent in to apprehend the suspect, he fired shots that struck the dog.

Police returned fire.

Luna was taken to the emergency vet clinic were he died.

No officers were injured during the standoff and confrontation.