ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque police dog remains in serious condition after being shot three times Friday while trying to sniff out a suspected burglar during a standoff at a Northeast Albuquerque towing company lot.
The suspected burglar was found dead after the dog was rushed to an emergency veterinarian. It’s unclear how the burglar died, police said, but they said officers did not discharge their weapons.
Investigators afterward could be seen combing through a junk-filled trailer in the northwest corner of the towing company – C.T. Towing near Alameda and San Pedro NE – tossing away pieces of wood and metal and placing other items in plastic bags.
The trailer sat alongside a wall on the north side of the lot and had a large hole through the center of it. APD and other local law enforcement agencies were also seen photographing the scene.