- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a man suspected of killing an Omaha police dog while holding officers at bay for more than 25 hours has died in custody.

The Douglas County Department of Corrections says in a news release that 59-year-old Mark L’Heureux was taken from the jail to an Omaha hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The release does not say how L’Heureux died. Douglas County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that his office is investigating, adding, “I don’t know if his death was medical or otherwise.”

L’Heureux was being held on $1.5 million bail on weapons charges and a count related to the dog’s death.

Police say L’Heureux shot the dog, named Kobus, twice on Jan. 22 as officers tried to serve a warrant ordering him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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