DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The rape suspect that was being chased by a K-9 deputy when it was shot and killed by a plain-clothed officer has been taken into custody.
Marquizs Harvey, 35, was arrested at an East Point home Thursday. Harvey was wanted for the rape of a woman on July 20.
Tuesday afternoon, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputy K-9 Bloo was in pursuit of Harvey when his partner lost control and "advanced aggressively" toward a plainclothes sheriff's office investigator. The investigator fired in self-defense. The dog was killed in the shooting.
DeKalb County Chief Deputy Randy Akies identified the K-9 officer who died as Deputy Bloo.
Akies said the shooting was a "tragedy" for Bloo's handler and the entire DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.
Memorial services for Bloo are being planned for later this month.
Harvey was booked into the DeKalb County Jail.
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