Officer Brian Carter was verbally correcting K9 Benzi's behavior with verbal commands when the dog attacked Officer Carter. Carter suffered serious bites to his arms before firing on the dog.
Carter was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition where he underwent surgery.
K9 Benzi was taken to MedVet where he was humanely euthanized.
Officer Carter has been in CPD's k9 unit since 2008. Benzi is his second K9 partner. Benzi was a 3.5 year old Belgian Malinois. He was with the department for two years.