Douglas County K9 helps deputies locate shooting suspect

Douglas County Sheriff's Office K9 "Grim" helped deputies catch shooting suspect Christopher Bonner Allen. Photos courtesy Douglas County Sheriff's Office

RIDDLE, Ore. – A K9 deputy tracked down a shooting suspect, leading deputies to take him into custody Friday night, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office say deputies responded to a report of a gunshot wound in the 300 block of Redfearn Lane in Riddle at 7:05 p.m.

When deputies arrived in the area, they found a 55-year-old victim who had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Deputies learned the suspect, 35-year-old Riddle resident, Christopher Bonner Allen, had fled the scene.

Deputies worked with K9 “Grim” to track Allen. The K9 located him and deputies took him into custody without further incident.

Allen was lodged in the Douglas County Jail on charges of assault I, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, and pointing a firearm at another.

The victim was treated at the scene by EMS, but was not transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Oregon state Police and the Myrtle Creek Police Department assisted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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