Chicago man arrested in shootings of US marshal, police dog

Heartwarming moment officers salute their K-9 colleague, Rin, after he and his handler were shot: 19-year-old Chicago man is arrested in connection with shooting

  • A federal police dog was saluted in a police lineup after leaving a veterinary hospital on Sunday afternoon after three days in intensive care
  • Dog was shot alongside his U.S. Marshal handler on Thursday
  • The pair were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Chicago’s Northwest Side
  • Tarrion Johnson, 19, was arrested shortly after the encounter 
  • Johnson allegedly opened fire as the marshal was serving a warrant 
  • Warrant was for a previous attempted murder charge against Johnson
  • Wounded K-9 went to MedVet Chicago clinic Thursday, released three days later
  • Marshal also realized he had been shot in his hand but did not go to hospital
  • Johnson faces charges of attempted murder, attempted robbery with a firearm, aggravated cruelty to animals and injury to a police animal 

A police dog and his officer handler with the federal U.S. Marshall’s service both received a salute from members of the Chicago Police Department as the K-9 was led out of a veterinary hospital on Sunday afternoon. 

The officer with the U.S. Marshals Service’s fugitive apprehension team and his federal police dog were both shot while serving an arrest warrant on Thursday. 

Following the shooting, the federal marshal rushed the dog to a veterinary clinic, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

The marshal then realized he had been shot in his hand and an ambulance was called but the officer declined to be taken to a hospital, Langford said to the Chicago Sun Times.

A federal police dog was saluted in a police lineup after leaving a veterinary hospital on Sunday afternoon

The dog, called Rin, had to spend three days in intensive care after being shot

Dog was shot alongside his U.S. Marshal handler, pictured here, on Thursday. The Marshal was shot in the hand 

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Tarrion Johnson, 19, faces charges of attempted murder, attempted robbery with a firearm, aggravated cruelty to animals and injury to a police animal

On Friday, the U.S. Marshals Service said the police dog was in intensive care but was well enough by Sunday to be released. It is not clear if he will be returning to service.

A Chicago man was charged in the shootings on Saturday.

Tarrion Johnson, 19, faces charges of attempted murder, attempted robbery with a firearm, aggravated cruelty to animals and injury to a police animal, the Chicago Police Department said.

Johnson was denied bail during a bond court appearance over the weekend the department said. 

Police said Johnson was arrested Thursday shortly after the shootings. 

The pair were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at a home on Chicago’s Northwest Side

Johnson allegedly opened fire as the marshal was serving a warrant. Pictured the scene at Belmont and Laramie in Chicago where the shooting took place 

Authorities at the time said two gunmen were arrested, but Chicago police did not say anything about the second person in announcing the charges against Johnson on Saturday

Police said a Chicago officer returned fire during the shooting but did not strike anyone.

Chicago police said their officers and U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force were serving a Chicago PD arrest warrant for Johnson for an attempted murder.

When the officers announced themselves, police said Johnson allegedly opened fire on them.

There was a lot of police activity following the shooting on Thursday afternoon 

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