Suspect in trooper dog shooting charged with 4 felonies

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The 25-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting an Alaska State Trooper dog has been charged with four felonies including two counts of assault.

    Almando Abarca also is charged with harming a police dog and failure to stop at the direction of a police officer.

    He is jailed in Anchorage and scheduled for arraignment Monday.

    Online court documents do not list an attorney for Abarca.

    Troopers say Palmer police shortly before 5:30 a.m. Sunday tried to stop Abarca he drove with three passengers.

    The car left Palmer and continued south on the Glenn Highway.

    Troopers say the driver pulled into a driveway near the Parks Highway and ran into woods.

    As officers pursued, the suspect fired shots, striking the dog.

    The officers also fired, striking Abarca in the shoulder.

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