K-9 Falco

Gary Police Department
Thursday, July 13, 2023

Handler:
Corporal Angel Lozano

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, July 13, 2023
01:50 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
35th Court and Tennessee Street, Gary
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
Calumet
Weapon Used:
9 mm handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Awaiting trial
(currently incarcerated)

   K-9 Falco was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a suspect who had fled during a traffic stop.

   The suspect, wanted for aggravated battery and criminal recklessness, was seen driving at Ridge Road and Grant Street.

   When the stop was conducted in the 1000 block of 35th Court, he exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

   While running through a backyard, the man opened fire with a handgun on K-9 Falco, killing him, and his handler, who was uninjured and survived.

   The 29-year-old suspect was taken into custody and has been charged with felony counts of attempted murder, attempted battery, resisting law enforcement and striking a law enforcement animal.

   K-9 Falco, a 10-year-old male Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix, had served with the Gary Police Department for eight years.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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