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Glendale K9 shot twice, recovering after deadly shooting between officers and suspect

Glendale K9 shot twice by suspect, recovering
Glendale K9 shot twice by suspect, recovering
Glendale K9 shot twice by suspect, recovering
Glendale K9 shot twice by suspect, recovering
Posted at 4:13 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-04 18:44:53-04

A Glendale police K-9, Mick, is recovering after being shot twice during a deadly shooting between officers and a suspect in Phoenix.

On July 31, Glendale officers were working with a US Marshals task force to apprehend 23-year-old Skyler Martin. Martin had walked away from a supervised off-site Corrections work crew in the area of 24th Street and Baseline Road.

Around 5:30 p.m, while Martin was running from police, he encountered Glendale police officer Wes Zygmont and his K-9 Mick.

Mick was shot twice during an exchange of gunfire between police and Martin and taken to a local Valley animal hospital and underwent surgery. The 6-year-old Belgian Malinois who has been with the GPD for four years is recovering.

During the exchange of gunfire with police, Martin was shot and died from his injuries.