Police K9 'Shooter' Recovering After Being Shot In NJ - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Police K9 'Shooter' Recovering After Being Shot In NJ

Posted: Updated:
EGG HARBOR TWP., N.J. -

The police K9 allegedly shot Thursday by a suspect in Egg Harbor Township is improving.

Police said Friday the dog is doing just fine and is recovering.

"Shooter" was injured after police pulled over 39-year-old Donald Capriotti near a motel along the Black Horse Pike.

Capriotti got out of his car and ran into a marshy area. As officers searched for him, shots were fired, and the K9 was hit in the neck.

Capriotti was also shot several times and is in critical condition. Officials say they expect to charge him with two counts of aggravated assault in the first and third degree along with eluding charges.

Police were also back out at the scene Friday, searching for evidence both in the area of the marsh and on the water.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Man Tried To Board Plane At Newark With Assault Rifle

    Police: Man Tried To Board Plane At Newark With Assault Rifle

    Police say an Indiana man tried to board a flight for Chicago with an assault weapon at New Jersey's Newark airport.
    Police say an Indiana man tried to board a flight for Chicago with an assault weapon at New Jersey's Newark airport.
  • Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:13:28 GMT
    Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
    Evesham Police are investigating a suspicious package found this morning by an officer that forced a shutdown of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
    Evesham Police are investigating a suspicious package found this morning by an officer that forced a shutdown of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
  • Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:30:04 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices