A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison following a 2018 police chase that ended with the death of Phoenix, Arizona, police K-9 Bane, according to ABC15.
Jairo Adair Contreras Quintero was booked for an outstanding warrant for theft of a motor vehicle, trespassing, armed robbery, weapons violations, killing a service animal, animal cruelty, unlawful flight, and burglary. He was sentenced to 25.75 years in prison on Thursday, Feb. 6.
On April 17, 2018, Quintero and Laura Dagnino led police on a long pursuit. The two were spotted in a stolen car, then carjacked somebody before stealing another car at gunpoint in the Arizona Biltmore area, according to KTVK. Dagnino was then arrested, Quintero barricaded himself in a home.
Police K-9 Bane was deployed in attempt to take Quintero into custody. Bane bit him, but in the struggle, the dog died. The cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation, Phoenix police told ABC15.
Bane had 1.5 years of service at the department.
Rest in peace, Bane. You will be missed. EOW 4/17/18 pic.twitter.com/gwr8WQ2tWH
— Lt. Vince Lewis (@SgtVinceLewis) April 17, 2018