Mesa K-9 Jake is recovering following a weekend standoff that left a burglary suspect dead.
Photo credit: Mesa Police Department
A Mesa, Ariz. police dog is recovering following a weekend standoff that left a burglary suspect dead.
K-9 Jake was stabbed several times during the confrontation Saturday night with Chad Bogle, who died from gunshot wounds following an exchange of gunfire, according to The Arizona Republic.
Jake was taken to an emergency veterinarian, where he underwent surgery and later was released.
Mesa officers responded shortly after 7 p.m. to a home southwest of Broadway Road and Stapley Drive for a reported a burglary in progress. A neighbor told police that he confronted Bogle, who pointed a gun at him.
The suspect came out of the home several times and ignored officers' commands. Bean bag rounds were fired at Bogle before they ultimately sent Jake after him.
The dog bit Bogle, but he dragged Jake into the home where officers believe he stabbed him multiple times before releasing him out the front door. The dog's handler picked him up and drove him to the veterinarian.