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Dog who survived 2006 shooting dies

Posted September 28, 2009 11:59 a.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2009 12:06 p.m. EDT

— A dog who survived a shooting in 2006 has died, his owner said.

Truman was first in the news when a Raleigh police officer answering a report of a dangerous dog shot him in the ear. Truman suffered a ruptured eardrum; the officer, R.A. Smith, was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Meredith Phillips said Truman recovered from the shooting to live another 3 ½ years before his recent death.