Marion County K-9 officer out of surgery after shooting

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MULLINS, SC (WBTW) – A Marion County K-9 officer is out of surgery after a shooting.

K-9 Kilo is out of surgery, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit said in a Facebook post around 7:40 p.m.

“The surgical team is confident in their reconstruction of Kilo’s femur. He has a long recovery ahead but could possibly return to tracking by the end of the year,” the post said. “Our top priority is his health! We can’t wait to get him home. I see a lot of treats and hugs in his future.”

The MCSO is searching for the person who shot K-9 Kilo, and a reward of $1,850 has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

Donny Gerald from Donny Gerald Auto Sales in Mullins is offering the reward. 

The sheriff’s office K-9 unit said Kilo escaped his enclosure on Tuesday evening while wearing his orange collar, designating him as a sheriff’s office K-9. Kilo was found shortly after that and had been shot.

Kilo was rushed to North Carolina State University for surgery, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information about the identity and whereabouts of the shooter is asked to call 9-1-1.

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