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Police Dog Killed in Portland Shootout

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A Portland, Ore., police officer was wounded and his K-9 partner was killed in a shootout early Tuesday morning.

The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was said to be in "very good spirits," Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson told NBC News affiliate KGW.

His K-9 partner, a German shepherd, went missing in the ensuing hunt for the shooter, and the police department launched a community search for the dog.

KGW reported the dog was found dead several hours after the arrest. He suffered a lethal gunshot wound and was found under a hedge in the neighborhood near where the shooting took place, police said.

— Nadia Sikander

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