ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A burglary suspect who shot an Albuquerque police dog before being found dead is believed to have committed suicide.
The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1i5EMgc) Tuesday that an autopsy report released last week says 56-year-old Dale Anthony Lusian killed himself.
Police say the responded to a possible burglary March 21 at a towing company parking lot.
Authorities say Lusian barricaded himself inside a trailer when officers showed up.
A police canine was sniffing around for the suspect when Lusian allegedly shot the dog several times.
The dog has since recovered.
The Office of the Medical Investigator’s report says Lusian had one gunshot wound to the chest and a gun was found next to his body.
Lusian also had injuries from the dog and bean bag rounds.