Spotsylvania K-9 injured after being shot by suspect

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Spotsylvania County K-9 is in serious condition after being shot by a suspect during an altercation late Sunday night, officials said. 

At 9:10 p.m. Spotsylvania County deputies did a traffic stop on a car for a minor infraction, according to Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office. 

Officials said the driver was wanted on numerous felony warrants out of Fredericksburg. The driver was taken into custody without any problems, officials said. 

The passenger in the car, Joseph Conway, 34, of King George County got out of the car and got into a fight with the deputy. Conway then fled the scene. 

The deputy and his K-9 dog started to chase Conway. Officials said Conway then pulled a gun out from his clothing and shot several rounds at the deputies and the K-9. He hit the dog at least once. The shooting happened in the 2800 block of Lafayette Blvd.  

According to officials the deputies shot back and Conway ran into a neighborhood. Nobody besides the dog was injured in the incident. Officials do not know if Conway was hurt. 

Conway is still being sought by deputies and police. 

The K-9 dog, Dux was taken to the hospital and is undergoing surgery. Dux is in serious condition. 

Conway is wanted on two counts of attempted capital murder of law enforcement and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Anyone coming in contact with this subject should immediately contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911. He is considered Armed and Dangerous. Remember your phone call or Text-A-Tip can make a difference. 1-800-928-5822 or 1-540-582-5822 Text a tip: Text SEE911 to CRIMES (274637)



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