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Police Dog Killed, Deputy Wounded During Standoff

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File photo of crime scene tape. (Photo by: John Li/Getty Images)

File photo of crime scene tape. (Photo by: John Li/Getty Images)

MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old man wounded a Davie County deputy and killed a police dog during a standoff.

Investigators said the standoff began Wednesday afternoon, when a deputy went to arrest Nicholas Tilley in Mocksville. Deputies say he took a child hostage and drove to a mobile home, where he took a second child hostage.

Authorities say Tilley released his hostages, and a police dog and its handler, deputy Chris Fleming, went inside. Tilley started firing, hitting the deputy in the shoulder and the dog several times.

Investigators say Fleming is expected to recover, but the dog, Russian Shepherd named “Gorky,” died several hours after being shot.

Tilley surrendered a few hours later. Deputies are still determining what charges he will face. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

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