VIDEO: Burglary Suspect Attacks Tampa Officer, K-9 with Burning Paint Primer
A Tampa police officer shot a man who police say threw flaming paint primer on the officer and a K-9 officer during a burglary-in-progress call.
Three officers entered the house where they encountered the suspect, Joey Antonio Kennedy, age 40.
K-9 Indo went after Kennedy who tossed a flaming accelerant on the dog and his handler, Officer Tim Bergman. Bergman opened fire, wounding the suspect.
K9 Indo received burns on the head. The officer was able to extinguish the flames and was uninjured. Indo will recover from the burns and will be okay, according to a TPD spokesperson.
The suspect will likely survive his injuries, WFLA TV reports.