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Oklahoma City K-9 Dies From Wounds

The police dog who was stabbed by a man who led authorities on a pursuit Sunday night died Monday afternoon, police said.

Kye, a 3-year-old German Shepherd who was involved in the pursuit, suffered multiple stab wounds Sunday night and underwent emergency surgery. He died about 3:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

The name of the man who stabbed Kye and led authorities on the pursuit, which ended in an officer-involved shooting, has not been released. Police said K-9 Sgt. Ryan Stark fatally shot the man.

What happened

About 8:45 p.m., police were called to a business burglary at 7233 S Air Depot Blvd. Officers saw a man drive away and pursued. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers led the pursuit when the driver was speeding southbound on Interstate 35 in Norman, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

Troopers used tactics to end the pursuit near the Goldsby exit on I-35, where the vehicle hit a ditch west of the highway, Nelson said.

Oklahoma City K9 officers and gang unit officers stayed back with troopers until the driver got out of the vehicle and started running south near the service road. A K9 officer, who later was identified as Stark, let the police dog chase the driver. The K9, later identified as Kye, apprehended the driver as he ran behind a business, police said.

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