A Columbian police officer shot and killed his K-9 partner on Saturday morning after the dog attacked him during a training exercise
Officer Brian Carter trained with his K-9 partner Benzi, a 3 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois, just before 9 am in the Columbus Department of Police K-9 office, according to police. When Carter corrected Benzi's behavior with verbal commands, the dog attacked him.
Carter fired on the K-9 after he had heavy bites in his arms, police said
Carter was taken to the Ohio Health Grant Medical Center in the stable where he underwent surgery for his injuries. Benzi was taken to MedVet where he was euthanized.
This is the first time that a K-9 police officer of Columbus has shot and killed a K-9 partner, said Sgt. Mark Cartwright, head of the unit's K-9 unit
Benzi was at the club for two years the Columbus police in action. Carter has been with the K-9 unit of the Columbus Police since 2008. Benzi was his second K-9 partner.