Desoto County News

K-9 Dog Luca remembered with procession, funeral

A funeral service was held in Hernando Wednesday for DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Dog Luca, who was shot and died Feb. 21 after a car chase that ended along Highway 61 near Lake Cormorant.

The subject of the chase, identified as Jamarcus Brown, fired after being stopped alongside the roadway. A bullet struck the dog, wounding Luca, who later died of the wound. Deputies returned fire and Brown was fatally shot.

The Sheriff’s Department still has not detailed the reason for the chase that ended with the officer-involved shooting of Brown and the fatal injuries to Luca.

The service was live streamed on the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.