On Saturday, a Harrisburg, Pa., police canine underwent surgery to repair damage to his neck following a gunshot wound sustained while trying to apprehend an armed suspect.
According to WHPTV News, the canine unit was called in on Friday afternoon because the suspect, wanted for stabbing a man earlier the same day, was hiding and refused to come out.
After the dog, a two-and-a-half year old Belgian Malinois named "Zeke," was sent in, the armed suspect opened fire, hitting Zeke in the neck.
According to ABC 27 News, after the shot Zeke, he refused to drop his weapon, and was killed when officers returned fire.
Zeke underwent surgery at the Animal Emergency Medical Center.
Zeke's veterinarian encountered a great deal of tissue trauma, but the young dog is expected to recover, though staff requested that Zeke's supporters "keep the prayers coming," on their Facebook page.
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