first_imgThe chase began a little before 5:30am Sunday when Palmer Police attempted to stop a Geo sedan with four occupants. The vehicle allegedly fled south on the Glenn Highway for several miles before turning onto a driveway near the Parks Highway intersection. State Troopers were called to assist. The K-9 was taken a veterinarian in critical condition and died at 9:32am. Troopers say the K-9 was not wearing a bulletproof vest. A Palmer Police officer and State Trooper with his K-9 pursued Abarca. The officers say Abarca fired multiple rounds which struck the K-9. They returned fire and Abarca was hit in the shoulder. He was then transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享An Alaska State Trooper K-9 was killed yesterday (Sunday) during a police chase near Palmer. The Alaska Bureau of Investigations is investigating the scene. Abarca is being charged with Assault in the Third Degree (two counts), Harming a Police Dog in the First Degree, Eluding Police, and was remanded on an outstanding $20,000 arrest warrant (PACE warrant for Burglary 2). The Trooper and K-9’s identities will be released Wednesday. Since shots were fired by Troopers and police, the K-9’s name is being withheld for 72 hours, in accordance with AST policy, to protect the identity of his handler. After traveling a few hundred yards, the driver reportedly exited the sedan and ran into the woods. The driver was later identified as Almando Abarca.last_img