K-9 recovering from being shot by chase suspect in Clinton

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UPDATE (8/9/2020) – Police in Roy updated their social media accounts saying K9 Mik underwent life-saving surgery yesterday on Saturday after being shot earlier that morning.

Posted on the Roy City Facebook was a message from K9 Mik’s handler.

“Here are a couple pictures we were able to get of Mik coming home and relaxing.
He was expected to be in the hospital for a few more days, but was doing so well that they sent him home early. He is resting very comfortably and getting very spoiled”.

Also posted was a message from K9 Mik:

“Woof woof woof” – (Translation) “I’m still in pain, but I am excited to get back to work and serve the people of Roy. Thank you to everyone for your support!

Here are some pictures of K9 Mik sent to us by the Roy police department.

CLINTON, Utah (ABC4 News) – One suspect is dead and a police K-9 is injured after an officer-involved shooting in Clinton early Saturday morning.

Roy Police Public Information Officer Joshua Taylor tells ABC4 News the incident began at 2 a.m. Saturday morning when an officer pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation.

Taylor says once the officer began speaking to the two occupants inside the vehicle, the driver sped off. A short pursuit ensued before police called off the chase.

Police found the vehicle in a field a short time later near 2640 North and 1700 West in Clinton. When they approached the vehicle, Taylor said one of the suspects opened fire on the officers.

Officers returned fire. During the exchange of gunfire, police K-9 Mik was hit in the face by a bullet and was taken to a veterinary hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown, but is expected to recover.

One male suspect died and the other occupant of the vehicle was taken into custody.

Sunday afternoon police posted their K9 was improving.

We are happy to report that Mik underwent surgery this afternoon and is expected to make a full recovery. He will be out of work for at least 6 weeks and be re-evaluated at that time.

We want to thank everyone for their support and we will keep you updated with Mik’s condition.

The incident is under investigation and the officers involved will be placed on administrative leave. Investigators from the Weber County and Davis County Attorney’s Office are on scene to investigate.

ABC4 News has a crew working on this developing story and will have more details as they become available.

*Our article originally stated the shooting happened in Roy. While the incident started in Roy, the actual shooting happened in Clinton. We apologize for the error.*

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