Six juveniles charged in auto burglaries, thefts and shooting of Bradley County police K-9

K9 Joker / Photo courtesy of Bradley County Sheriff's Office
photo Contributed photo by Bradley County Sheriff's Office / Bradley County Sheriff's Office deputy Eduardo Choate and his K-9 partner Joker are shown in a 2020 photo posted on the department's social media page.

A half dozen juveniles have been arrested in Chattanooga on charges out of Cleveland and Bradley County in connection with a burglary call that led to a foot pursuit and shooting that left a sheriff's office K-9 named Joker fighting for his life.

The juveniles were charged by the Cleveland Police Department with auto burglary, conspiracy to commit auto burglary and felony evading arrest. Bradley County authorities charged the juveniles with theft over $10,000, conspiracy to commit theft over $10,000 and attempted intentional killing of an animal, according to a Bradley Sheriff's Office spokesperson.