Ex-police dog shot during burglary
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A former police dog is fighting for his life after being shot while protecting his owner's West Palm Beach house from burglars.
Florida Highway Patrolman Bobby Boody said his 5-year-old German shepherd Drake is struggling after surgery for several gunshot wounds.
The Palm Beach Post reports that a 16-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday. He allegedly told investigators that he and two friends targeted Boody because they thought they would find guns and money in the trooper's house. The teen allegedly confessed to shooting Drake. He is charged with felony burglary with a firearm and cruelty to animals. The two friends are being sought.
When Boody returned home after Sunday's burglary, he found Drake shot. He loaded the 100-pound dog into his car and sped him to the animal hospital.
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