Police have identified the carjacking suspect fatally shot by officers after shooting a police dog last week in a midtown neighborhood.

Fernando Velarde-Loureiro, 53, was shot and killed after stealing a man’s truck at gunpoint, leading officers on a chase that ended in the Sam Hughes neighborhood and killing a police dog, Sgt. Maria Hawke, a Tucson police spokeswoman said in a news release.

Velarde-Loureiro left the truck in an alley near East Second Street and North Stewart Avenue and ran into the front yard of a home in the 2900 block of East Second Street. Officers released Ivan, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, in an effort to protect the officers after the man brandished a gun. The man shot Ivan, who bit Velarde-Loureiro in the left arm, one time at close range and refused to comply with officers’ orders to put his gun down prompting four officers to shoot him several times.

Senior Editor, News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Az.