Police Dog Finds, Then Shoots Hidden Gun

Published 03/04 2013 11:45AM

Updated 03/04 2013 11:48AM

(WHDH)  A police dog in Lawrence, Massachusetts was searching for suspects when he not only found a gun, but shot it.

"I definitely thought for sure my dog just got shot," said Lt. John Pickle of the Essex County Sheriff's Department.   

Lt. Pickle said they were called to an intersection in Lawrence early Saturday after three suspects were arrested following gunshots.

The gun allegedly involved was buried in a snow bank and that's when 3-year-old Ivan went to work.

"It's the first time we've been out there where there's been a gun involved and it was hidden and we were able to find it," said Lt. Pickle.

Digging through the snow with his paw, the German Shepherd not only located the gun, he fired it. It was a loaded Ruger semi-automatic.

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