Man accused of killing police dog dies

Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 18:12:22-05

A man accused of shooting and killing an Omaha police dog has died.

Sources with the Douglas County Jail tell KMTV that Mark L’Heureux was taken to the hospital around noon because he appeared to be having breathing problems and collapsed.

L’Heureux, 59, later died at the hospital at 1:15 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

He was taken into custody on Saturday, Jan. 23, after a standoff that lasted more than 24 hours, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

L’Heureux faced multiple charges, including attempted second-degree murder, harassing a police animal causing death and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

A judge set his bond at $1.5 million and ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation.

The Sheriff's Office says they'll investigate L'Heureux's death, as required by state law.