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Bruno, wounded Anaheim police K9, continues to get better

'Bruno,' the Anaheim police dog, is seen on Friday, March 21, 2014.
March 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
Bruno, the Anaheim police dog wounded during a shootout last week, continues to improve and seems to be getting better by the day.

The Anaheim Police Department on Sunday released video of Bruno eating on his own for the first time since the shooting. The department also said Bruno took a short walk and received blood from his K9 colleague, Ares.

Bruno was shot last Thursday afternoon by 21-year-old Robert Moreno Jr., a gunman who opened fire on probation officers and then fled. Bruno found Moreno hiding in a trash can. According to police, Moreno then opened fire, hitting Bruno. That's when officers fired back, killing the suspect.

A bullet pierced Bruno's jaw and lodged in his chest. But he is showing no sign of infection following the surgery to remove it.

The Orange County Police Canine Association posted a new photo of Bruno on its Facebook page Monday evening. It shows Bruno spending quality time with his handler, R.J. Young. The association says that Young got to visit for half an hour. He reportedly has not been able to see Bruno too much because the dog gets too excited to see him and won't stay still.


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