Elk Grove Police K9 Shot in Armed Robbery; Suspects in Custody

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ELK GROVE — An Elk Grove Police K9 is recovering after it was shot Saturday night as officers responded to reports of an armed robbery.

According to Elk Grove Police Officer Chris Trim, officers responded to reports of two suspects who had robbed the Jamba Juice on West Stockton and Laguna Boulevards at gunpoint.

Officers spotted two men that matched the description of the alleged robbers. Trim said the two men ran toward a waiting getaway car with a woman behind the wheel. During the chase, one of the men fired at the K9, hitting it twice.

The dog sustained non-life threatening injuries, and is recovering under a veterinarian’s care.

One of the suspects was detained by officers while the other was able to escape the scene. With assistance from California Highway Patrol, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Sacramento Police Department, Elk Grove officers set up a large perimeter of the area and began actively searching for the second suspect. He was detained around 9:40 p.m.

The woman in the parked car was also taken into custody. Her involvement in the incident is unknown.

Police later identified the suspects as 45-year-old Luther Foster and a 17-year-old boy. The woman in the alleged getaway car was identified as 41-year-old Shantel WIlliams.

According to the Elk Grove Police Department, the two suspects who were chased by authorities are at a local hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Two loaded handguns were found in a nearby field during an initial investigation of the crime scene.

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