Florida sheriff praises K9s shot during arrest: took bullets meant for deputies
September 15, 2021 at 05:40
A top Florida lawman praised two K-9 officers shot by a carjacking suspect over the weekend and said they may have taken the bullets intended for their handlers.
A Lyft driver told police that shortly before midnight on Friday, he picked up a passenger and drove him to a remote area north of Orlando.
The passenger allegedly forced the driver out of the vehicle at gunpoint then fled.
The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Shedrick Singleton Jr.
The stolen Kia Sedona minivan was located a short time later and the suspect bailed into a wooded area.
next Image 1 of 5prev next Image 2 of 5prev next Image 3 of 5prev next Image 4 of 5prev Image 5 of 5Police released dramatic body camera footage that they say shows Deputy A.J.
Davis and K-9 Ax approaching the suspect about 10 minutes later.
The K-9 suffered a gunshot wound to his face after entering the wooded area in a hunt for the suspect, police said.
The dog was treated at a nearby 24-hour veterinarian.
K-9 Endo was also struck multiple times and rushed to a veterinarian for treatment.
next Image 1 of 2prev Image 2 of 2CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSingleton was also struck by police gunfire and transported to the Central Florida Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
He is facing charges of armed carjacking and use of a deadly weapon against a police K-9.