Man arrested after shooting at K-9, deputies


Virginia deputies have arrested an armed and dangerous man accused of shooting at a K-9.

Joseph Conway, 34, has been  arrested .He was wanted for two counts of attempted capital murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Deputies tried to stop a car Conway was riding in at the Sheets for a minor infraction. The driver was wanted on numerous felony warrants  and was taken into custody without incident.

However, Conway got out of the vehicle and began fighting with the deputy. He then ran from the scene.


A  K-9 unit arrived on the scene, and the dog began chasing after Conway.

Deputies say Conway pulled a gun from his clothes and fired several rounds at the deputies and dog chasing him. Deputies fired shots back, but Conway ran into a nearby neighborhood.

No deputies were injured, but the dog, named Dux, was hit. It is not clear if Conway was injured in the exchange.

Dux was taken to the emergency veterinary hospital. Dux, had surgery Monday and is expected to recover after getting shot by a suspect.

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