Police and Law Enforcement

K9 killed, suspect wounded in SWAT standoff

The police K9, Aldo, and Officer Luis Lovato.

The police K9, Aldo, and Officer Luis Lovato.  (Unified Police Department via AP)

A suspect has been hospitalized and a police K9 has died after a standoff with SWAT officers in Utah.

Officials say a Unified Police SWAT team was called to serve an arrest warrant at a suburban Salt Lake City home on Wednesday when a gunfight ensued. As officers entered the home with a K9 named Aldo, they came under and returned fire. Aldo was fatally wounded.

One man inside the residence was injured and four others were removed from the home. The name of the injured suspect has not been released.

Salt Lake County Sheriff James Winder said the entire department is saddened by the loss of Aldo.