Virginia

Fleeing man wanted in Virginia K-9 shooting captured

  • An undated photo provided by the Spotsylvania County, Va., Sheriff's Office shows K-9 Dax. Authorities are looking for a man they say shot Dax after he chased after the man in Virginia. The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 34-year-old Joseph Conway shot the dog Sunday night, Oct. 2, 2016, while attempting to flee from deputies. The K-9 was taken to a veterinary hospital where it was listed in serious condition.  (Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    An undated photo provided by the Spotsylvania County, Va., Sheriff's Office shows K-9 Dax. Authorities are looking for a man they say shot Dax after he chased after the man in Virginia. The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 34-year-old Joseph Conway shot the dog Sunday night, Oct. 2, 2016, while attempting to flee from deputies. The K-9 was taken to a veterinary hospital where it was listed in serious condition. (Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office shows Joseph Conway, who authorities are looking for after they said he shot a K-9 that chased after him in Virginia. The incident began Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, after deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver was taken into custody without incident, but the passenger, later identified as Conway, exited the car, got into a fight with a deputy and fled the scene. (Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

    This photo provided by Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office shows Joseph Conway, who authorities are looking for after they said he shot a K-9 that chased after him in Virginia. The incident began Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, after deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver was taken into custody without incident, but the passenger, later identified as Conway, exited the car, got into a fight with a deputy and fled the scene. (Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities have captured a man wanted in the shooting of Dux, a K-9 that chased him the night before in Virginia.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that 34-year-old Joseph Conway was taken into custody in Richmond Monday night. The sheriff's statement says Conway was a passenger in a vehicle whose driver was taken into custody Sunday night, and tried to flee the scene.

Officials say Conway fired at deputies and struck Dux as he ran away. Deputies fired back, then took the dog to a veterinary hospital in serious condition. Officials obtained warrants charging Conway with attempted capital murder of law enforcement and a weapons offense.