A convicted killer who was wounded in an Egg Harbor Township manhunt remains in critical condition.

Donald Capriotti, 40, was shot as he fled police pursuing him on a warrant, police said. A flier released to law enforcement had warned he was armed and dangerous, and looking to shoot someone before going back to jail.

A K-9 dog was also shot in the incident. The dog, Shooter, is recovering from his wounds, but is not expected to return to duty.

Capriotti was due in court Thursday for a bail hearing on a separate case. He and his wife, Chinyere Onuba-Gardner, are accused in a drugs and guns case, and also of allegedly severely beating a man.

The Attorney General’s Office had filed a motion to raise Capriotti’s bail, which he previously posted, in an attempt to return him to jail. But Capriotti could not attend Thursday’s hearing.

It will be postponed until the hospital releases him.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General’s Office continues to investigate the manhunt case. They took over the investigation because it involves the discharge of at least one officer’s weapon. No new information has been released concerning that probe.

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