MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Tonight an injured K9 recovers in Mobile after being shot in the chest at Moss Point. Constable Buddy was rushed to a local clinic in very serious condition, fighting for his life.
Whether you serve on two legs or on four, any wounded officer is treated with the same urgency.
Buddy is 6 years old and served with Moss Point Police for 3.5 years. He’s a brave member of law enforcement.
Just after midnight, Moss Point police responded to a gas station near Highway 63 to a burglary. Police say Richard McGuire of Mobile ran into the woods and Buddy was released after him.
Moments later, officers heard gunshots and Buddy returned to his master where he collapsed, suffering a gunshot wound.
Officers said they quickly drove him to MedVet in Mobile and he was immediately taken to surgery.
According to Moss Point PD’s latest Facebook update, thankfully Officer Buddy is out of oxygen and breathing on his own.
Meanwhile, McGuire has been charged with commercial burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and injuring a service animal.
However, this is not his first encounter with the law. He has a long history in and out of Metro, including multiple assault and domestic violence charges.
When McGuire was arrested around 6 a.m., he was found with a female companion. According to Moss Point PD, she was released after determining she had no knowledge of the crimes.
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