Arrest made after service dog shot during robbery

The pair were arrested earlier this week and face multiple charges.

KUSA - Two people have been taken into custody after a service dog was shot during a robbery at a motel in Wheat Ridge earlier this month. 

The Wheat Ridge Police Department said in a news release Tuesday that the suspects, Jasmine Martinez, 24, and Jemelle Adams, 30, were arrested earlier this week and face numerous charges. 

Police say the night of Nov. 10, two suspects broke into a room at the American Motel near Interstate 70 and Kipling Street. 

Adams allegedly assaulted one of the victims with a gun, and both suspects are accused of stealing prescription medications, Wheat Ridge Police said in a news release. 

During the altercation, police say the victim’s 10-year-old service dog Nalla was shot in the shoulder while trying to defend her companions. 

Nalla’s leg had to be amputated due to the injury she sustained that night. 

Martinez faces charges for aggravated robbery of a controlled substance, first degree burglary, felony menacing, violation of bail bond conditions and violent crime using a weapon. 

Wheat Ridge Police say Adams faces charges for aggravated robbery of a controlled substance, first degree burglary, felony menacing, cruelty to animals and violent crime using a weapon. 

Martinez is being held in the Jefferson County Detention Center. Adams, meanwhile, is in custody in the Adams County Detention Center. 

Wheat Ridge Police did not say when the suspects are due in court. 

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