K9 Recovering After Being Shot

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A police K9 is recovering after being shot early Sunday morning in Harrisburg during a deadly officer-involved shooting.  Capitol Police K9 Rex was released from Metropolitan Veterinary Associates in Norristown Monday and escorted home by police procession.

Veterinarians found a bullet in the dog’s pelvic area and left it because there was a possibility it could cause “unnecessary damage,” police said in a statement.

“We will conduct several tests to ensure he is fully recovered before he goes back to work,” police said. “Rex will enjoy some well-deserved time off and plenty of treats while he recovers.”

K9 Rex was struck during an officer-involved shooting that happened in the area of the 200 block of South Street around 1:30 a.m. Kendrell Hall, 22, was shot and killed by police after he allegedly opened fire while being chased by Harrisburg and Capitol police officers.

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