Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Investigators have released that a Pascagoula K9 has been shot after engaging with a suspect in the woods.
Mitchell Wayne Robinson, 36, a homeless man, was in a wooded area in Helena when he fired shots at a Pascagoula officer, striking the K9.
The handler returned fire, hitting the suspect.
Officials report that the incident took place around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon on Aster Street near the Helena community in Jackson County.
Robinson was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm.
The K-9 is currently at an emergency veterinarian in Mobile, and the suspect was taken to a nearby hospital.
If you know of any information about Robinson or the incident, please contact Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 228-769-3063.
This is a developing story.