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A police dog named as a Chicago murder suspect has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a “full recovery.”

A police dog hailed as a hero for being shot by a murder suspect in Chicago last week has been released and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that K9 Riggs was released Sunday from a hospital in Buffalo Grove where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the forehead.

The office said Riggs was “discharged from the vet on his own.”

Riggs was shot on October 21 as Representatives respond to Benson Corners A Bristol gas station, officials said, after receiving a tip-off from Chicago police that the murder suspect was driving the victim’s car in the area.

When deputies encountered the man, he ran away with a rifle but Riggs brought him down as he approached a nearby highway, officials said. The man shot and hit Riggs once in the forehead.

The deputies shot the man, hitting him in the stomach and leg. Officials said he is still in hospital after undergoing surgery.

The police did not say the cause of the murder of the car in Chicago. No charges have been brought.

Officials said residents have shown a huge outpouring of support for Riggs and many have started raising money online for him and the K9 program. But the sheriff’s department is warning residents about potential scams.

Anyone wanting to donate to the program was asked to mail a check to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.