Lorain, OH, Police K-9 was stabbed Saturday trying to apprehend a man wanted for a stabbing. He was rushed to emergency care and is recovering at home. (Photo: Lorain PD) -

Lorain, OH, Police K-9 was stabbed Saturday trying to apprehend a man wanted for a stabbing. He was rushed to emergency care and is recovering at home. (Photo: Lorain PD)

A suspect wanted for stabbing his girlfriend was shot and killed Saturday during a confrontation with Lorain, OH, police. The suspect reportedly stabbed a K-9. 

Officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant charging the man with felonious assault, but when they arrived at his home, he ran and hid in the basement. That’s when police send in a Lorain Police K-9 named Rye, Fox 8 reports.

Investigators say when the German shepherd cornered the man in the basement of the home, the suspect pulled out a knife and began stabbing the dog. Officers moved in to try and save their canine partner, and whatever happened next prompted the officers to shoot the suspect.

“It sounds like maybe the suspect may have made a threat towards the officers as well, which would have caused that also,” said Elyria Police Chief William Pelko, who is heading the investigation of the shooting.

K-9 Rye was rushed to the vet for emergency surgery. He is stable now and resting at the home of his handler, The Patch reports.

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