San Antonio, TX – The man who fired a shot that killed Bexar County Sheriff’s Office K9, Chucky, was sentenced to life in prison last week. In 2019, Matthew Mireles shot the Belgian malinois from behind, killing the dog with a single shot while he was pursuing Mireles.
In December, Mireles was found guilty on all counts, including aggravated assault of a police officer, evading arrest, and being a felon possessing a firearm.
As reported by WLTX News, Mireles was a “seasoned Mexican gang member” who had been previously convicted for nine felonies. In a release, DA Joe Gonzales said:
“Justice does not tolerate those who endanger others, show no respect for the lives of our citizens and habitually commit crime after crime.”
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