K-9 officer killed in shootout while tracking armed robbery suspect

11 April 2022

OXFORD, N.C. (WTVD) — A Franklin County K-9 officer died in a shootout over the weekend.

It happened near Oxford after investigators tracked down a man suspected of armed robbery. The man was tracked to a crawl space at a house.

When officers tried to search the crawl space, the man opened fire. Bullets hit the K-9 officer, killing the dog.

William Eichelberger, 21, was eventually arrested and charged with seven felonies. He was booked into jail under a $250,000 bond. More charges are expected in the coming days.

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