His K9 partner was also injured, but his condition is unknown at this time.
Latanowich shot Yarmouth K-9 officer Sean Gannon on Thursday while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant for a possible probation violation at a home in Barnstable, on Cape Cod, police said.
"Sean was a wonderful, wonderful young man", Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson said, according to WCVB.
Latanowich has an prolonged historic previous of run-ins with regulation enforcement and was linked to 111 prior jail charges, police talked about in a Fb submit.
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Not-guilty pleas to charges including murder were entered on his behalf, and the judge said she would appoint a lawyer to represent him. Dennis Veterinary Hospital posted on Facebook that Nero was shot in the face and neck but has been stabilized and faces surgery Friday. "His colleagues and friends in the Stonehill College Police Department are heartbroken by his death as is everyone in the Stonehill community who knew him". Flags are also flying at half-staff in his honor.
Latanowich is expected back in court in June.
Suspect Todd Latanowich, 29, of Somerville, Mass., has an prolonged jail report, Yarmouth police talked about.
"Around 3:30, a local police officer (was) shot during a warrant service at 109 Blueberry Lane, Barnstable", state police spokesman David Procopio told the Herald in an email last night.
The defendant was taken in to custody in the hours following the incident.