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Reward increased to $3500 in shooting death of Yancey County K-9

The Yancey County Sheriff's Office has increased the reward in the shooting death of one of its K-9 officers. The reward was initially set at $1000. (Photo credit: Yancey County Sheriff's Office)

The Yancey County Sheriff's Office has increased the reward in the shooting death of one of its K-9 officers.

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The department is now offering $3500 for the information leading to arrest and conviction in the killing of the K-9 named Chris.

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The shooting happened sometime late last Tuesday into early Wednesday while Chris was inside his kennel at a deputy's home.

A memorial service for the K-9 officer will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Heritage High School.

The reward was initially set at $1000, then increased to $2800, and as of July 17, 2017 is $3500.

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