Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Killing Police Dog
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for firing at officers and killing a Richland County sheriff’s department dog.
Maurice McCreary was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of the unlawful killing of a police dog.
Authorities say McCreary fired multiple times at sheriff’s deputies and a Columbia police officer during a manhunt after an armed robbery in December 2011.
The police dog, named Fargo, was shot three times and died at a veterinarian’s office.
McCreary apologized on Monday, saying that he had panicked.
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