According to Tuesday's News On 6, the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, police canine who was stabbed by a man after a pursuit on Sunday night, has died from his wounds.
The three-year-old German shepherd named "Kye," died on Monday after encountering complications following emergency surgery from the multiple stab wounds. Kye's handler, Sergeant Ryan Stark, shot and killed the man who attacked his canine partner.
The incident began shortly before 9 p.m. when officers were called out in response to a burglary at a business at 7233 S Air Depot Blvd. When the responding police officers arrived, the suspect drove away, which instigated a vehicle pursuit.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers led the pursuit, which ended approximately a half hour later after the fleeing suspect hit a ditch near the Goldsby exit on I-35. According to KOCO News, when the suspect fled on foot, a police canine with the Oklahoma City police department was released.
Kye reached the armed man and before his handler arrived, the dog had been stabbed multiple times.
Following the stabbing, Capt. Dexter Nelson with the Oklahoma City Police Department stated:
The dog is an officer, he's considered that officer's partner. They train together, they work together. So when a dog gets injured, it's like an officer getting injured
Kye had been with the department for two years.
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