A man has been charged with shooting a U.S. Marshal and his K-9 dog while serving a warrant on the Northwest Side.
Tarrion Johnson, 19, was arrested shortly after allegedly shooting the U.S. Marshal and his K-9, Chicago police said.
He was charged with attempted murder, attempted robbery with a firearm, aggravated animal cruelty and wounding a police animal, officials said.
He was due to appear in bond court on Saturday.
He allegedly opened fire around 1:20 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Belmont Avenue while the marshal was serving a warrant, police said.
Marshal transported the injured K-9 to the Chicago MedVet Clinic about 3 miles east near Belmont and California Avenues, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.
Marshal, of the Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, then realized he had been shot in the hand and an ambulance was called, but he refused to be taken to hospital, Langford said. The dog’s condition has not been disclosed.