A heroic police dog that was shot in the line of duty is heading home, one day after taking a bullet for his partner in South Florida.
K-9 Officer Casper "has done wonderful[ly]" and "is walking fairly well, all things considered," veterinarian Michele Tucker said in a video released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO).
Casper was shot on Friday in Jupiter, Florida, after PBSO deputies encountered 46-year-old Philip O'Shea, who was wanted in North Carolina in connection with a robbery. O'Shea had an extensive criminal history and tried to flee from the officers, CBS affiliate WPEC-TV reported.
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said the deputies pursued O'Shea, who crashed his vehicle. O'Shea exchanged gunfire with the officers and was killed in the ensuing gunfight.
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