Man taken into custody after shootout with Racine police, bit by K-9 officer

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A man has minor injuries from being bit by a K-9 after Racine Police say he was involved in a shootout with officers. 

Police in Racine said they were called to the area of 11th Street and Vila Street shortly after midnight on June 13 for a report of shots fired. 

When officers got to the scene, they found a group of people standing in the area of 11th and Park and a man inside a vehicle who they say was shooting a gun. 

Officers say they ordered the man to drop the gun but instead, he and Racine Police shot at each other. The suspect then allegedly fled from officers in his car and again on foot before he was taken into custody in the area of College and 10th with the help of a Mount Pleasant Police Department K-9 unit. 

Racine Police say no one was hit by gunfire in the incident, although the man did have minor injuries from trying to get away from officers and was bit by a K-9 officer. 

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. 

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward and call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at 262-635-7756. Those wanting to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330 or text 274637 (CRIMES). Text messages should begin with RACS. 

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