Volusia County, FL – An armed suspect shot two Volusia sheriff’s K9s in two separate attacks early Saturday morning, according to investigators.
As K9 Ax closed in on the suspect, gunshots rang out.
Deputy Davis pulled K9 Ax back and rushed him towards their patrol unit, where he quickly realized his partner had been shot, the video showed.
“S—t – he’s shot in the face!” Deputy Davis alerted as he loaded up the wounded K9 and rushed him to Animal Emergency Hospital Volusia in Ormond Beach.
“You’re alright, buddy,” he told K9 Ax repeatedly. “We’re gonna get that bad man. You did good boy.”
Deputy Davis’ right hand was covered in his partner’s blood by the time he arrived at the veterinary hospital.
Singleton emerged from the tree line at approximately 2:20 a.m. and exchanged gunfire with deputies, according to the VSO.
The suspect was hit during the shootout, as was VSO K9 Endo.
K9 Endo, who was previously awarded the VSO Medal of Valor and Purple heart after being shot in the neck during a domestic violence call in 2015, suffered gunshot wounds to his chin and paw on Saturday.