K9 Rocky was shot and killed while entering a home with the county SWAT team.

The homeowner had barricaded himself inside of the home after shooting at a deputy who was escorting a neighbor in an attempt to retrieve a car. The home had been surrounded for several hours with no contact from the man.

As the SWAT team entered the home the man opened fire, killing K9 Rocky. One of the deputies returned fire, killing the subject.

K9 Rocky had served with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office for five years.