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.