South Carolina police K-9 shot during 8-hour SWAT standoff discharged from vet’s office


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Greenville County Sheriff’s Office says K-9 Nikos made a strong recovery after suffering multiple gunshot injuries

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A South Carolina cop K-9 who was shot multiple times during an eight-hour standoff with a barricaded suspect last week has been released from the vet’s office after surgery.

K-9 Nikos, with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, and his handler Deputy Ryan Hamburg seen on Video Leaving the vet on Monday, and the sheriff’s office said the dogs would continue their recovery at home.


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“For those who don’t know, Nikos did his job and bravely addressed an armed subject that wanted to be shot multiple times in an attempt to kill someone,” the sheriff’s office said on Friday for the 4-year-old. About said in an update. Health status of K-9.

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Police had responded to a call on Wednesday about a man, identified as 44-year-old Anthony Shay Hawthorne, who fired multiple shots at his mother. Granthshala Carolina told.

Officers found the suspect armed, and he refused to leave the house. The suspect allegedly made an improvised flamethrower using aerosol spray and a lighter and ignited it at three depots.

The station said officers used several tactics, including gas and robots, to try to get the suspect home. Eventually, the deputy deployed K-9 Nikos to subdue the suspects.

The sheriff’s office said, “Nikos put his life on the line in an attempt to detain the man, and while doing so, he was shot several times by the suspect.”

The sheriff said Hawthorne was taken into custody after being hurt by a dog bite. While Hawthorne was taken to hospital for treatment for a dog bite, Nikos needed surgery for a gunshot injury.

The sheriff’s office thanks the public for their prayers and kindness as Nikos is recovering.

Meanwhile, according to online prison records, Hawthorne was charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and cruelty to a police dog.

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