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Police were responding to a report of a domestic incident in the area of the Braintree Village apartment complex on McCusker Drive. They were told the suspect fled into the adjacent woods.
When K-9 Kitt went into the woods, the dog and both officers were shot. The suspect, 34-year-old Andrew Homen, was killed in the exchange of gunfire.MORE NEWS: Keller @ Large: Senator Ted Cruz's Latest Bill Would Make Massachusetts A Port For Migrants - And Target Of Political Scorn
Kitt was a 12-year veteran of the Braintree Police Department.