GARLAND (AP) — An East Texas man suspected of fatally shooting a police dog following a traffic stop has been captured in the Dallas area.READ MORE: Multi-Car Crash In Trophy Club Causes Shutdown Of Highway 114
Michael Paul Koch of Grand Saline was caught Saturday morning in Garland.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office announced Koch’s arrest on warrants for evading arrest and interference with a police service animal by killing.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Critically Injured In Shooting At Timberview High School Released From The Hospital
The case involves Tuesday’s slaying of a K-9 named Ogar after a constable stopped a vehicle near Lindale, 80 miles southeast of Dallas. Investigators say Koch was in the vehicle, ran into some woods, Ogar followed and the constable heard gunfire.
Koch also faces an evading arrest warrant in Van Zandt County. Further details weren’t immediately available.
A memorial service was planned Saturday afternoon for Ogar at First Baptist Church in Lindale.MORE NEWS: More Than A Dozen Texas Congressmen Complain About Mexico Energy Changes
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