A South Carolina police Okay-9 that was shot a number of instances throughout an eight-hour standoff with a barricaded suspect final week has been launched from the veterinarian’s workplace after present process surgical procedure.

Okay-9 Nikos, with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, and his handler Deputy Ryan Humburg were seen on video leaving the vet on Monday, and the sheriff’s workplace mentioned the canine will proceed his restoration at house.


“For those who don’t know, Nikos did his job and bravely addressed an armed subject who was wanted for attempting to kill someone by shooting at them multiple times,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned Friday in an replace in regards to the 4-year-old Okay-9’s well being standing.

Police had responded to a name Wednesday a couple of man, recognized as 44-year-old Anthony Shay Hawthorne, who fired a number of pictures at his mom, FOX Carolina reported

Officers discovered the suspect armed, and he refused to exit the house. The suspect allegedly created an improvised flamethrower utilizing aerosol spray and a lighter earlier than igniting it at three deputies.

Hawthorne suffered dog bite injuries before being taking into custody. He was treated at a hospital for his injuries.

Hawthorne suffered canine chunk accidents earlier than being taking into custody. He was handled at a hospital for his accidents.
(Greenville County Detention Center )

Officers used a number of ways in an effort to get the suspect to depart the house, together with gasoline and robots, the station reported. Eventually, deputies deployed Okay-9 Nikos to subdue the suspect.

“Nikos put his own life on the line in an attempt to get the man in custody and while doing so was shot multiple times by the suspect,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

K-9 Nikos, pictured right with his handler Deputy Ryan Humburg, was released from the vet Monday to continue his recovery at home.

Okay-9 Nikos, pictured proper along with his handler Deputy Ryan Humburg, was launched from the vet Monday to proceed his restoration at house.
(Greenville County Sheriff’s Office)

Hawthorne was taken into custody after struggling canine chunk accidents, the sheriff mentioned. While Hawthorne was taken to a hospital for remedy of the canine bites, Nikos wanted surgical procedure for his gunshot accidents.

The sheriff’s workplace thanked the general public for its prayers and kindness as Nikos continues to recuperate.

Meanwhile, Hawthorne was charged with 4 counts of tried homicide, possession of a weapon throughout a violent crime, and cruelty to a police canine, based on on-line jail data.