Morgan County deputy bitten by K-9 while searching for suspect

Updated: Apr. 6, 2020 at 10:52 PM CDT
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DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - A deputy injured following a pursuit across Morgan County Monday night is expected to be OK.

Deputies say they responded to a disturbance call with shots fired in the 800 Block of Nesmith Street near Hartselle.

While en route, deputies saw the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. Deputies say the vehicle didn’t yield, so they pursued it into Decatur where two suspects jumped out near Bromwhich Street.

According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy was maintaining a perimeter when a K-9 officer from another agency was being released. The K-9 mistakenly bit the deputy’s leg.

The dog released the deputy when commanded to by its handler.

The deputy sustained bite wounds and was treated and released from Decatur Morgan Hospital. A full recovery is expected.

Two people were detained at the scene.

Both suspects were found and arrested.

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