A Columbus, Ohio, officer shot his police dog after it attacked him and left him with serious bite wounds, the Columbus Police Department said. Officer Brian Carter underwent surgery at a hospital and K9 Benzi, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, was euthanized.
Carter was correcting Benzi’s behavior through verbal commands at the department’s K9 office Saturday morning when the dog suddenly turned on him, a Columbus Police spokesperson said in a news release. “Officer Carter received serious bites to his arms,” said the spokesperson who was not identified. “He then fired upon the K9.”
Carter went to the hospital after a tourniquet was used to control the bleeding. Benzi was put down by a vet, the officer said.