Daytona Beach K-9 donates blood to fellow police dog shot while on duty
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona Beach Police Department praised a K-9 who donated blood to a fellow police dog shot while attempting to apprehend a carjacking suspect.
Video posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on September 14 shows a police officer talking about the dog donating blood.
RELATED: Florida K9s recovering after being shot while catching carjacking suspect
Daytona Beach Police explained the K-9, Ali, donated some much-needed blood to Volusia Sheriff dog Ax over that weekend.
Volusia Sheriff’s Office said a second dog was shot during the same incident.
K9 Ax and K9 Endo were both shot while trying to catch a suspect accused of carjacking a Lyft driver at gunpoint in Deltona.
Deputy A.J. Davis, the handler of K9 Ax, said vets believe the two-year-old swallowed the bullet and it was removed from his stomach.
MORE NEWS: Gabby Petito’s boyfriend named person of interest in her disappearance
Thankfully, K9 Ax is recovering. Deputy Davis said he’s alert and playful but still not 100 percent, telling FOX 35 that he "shows signs of himself, gets a little spunky, and then slows down."
As for K9 Endo, his handler Deputy Brett Whitson said he faces at least six weeks of recovery.
Watch FOX 35 News for the latest Central Florida stories.