Doraville police K9 on the mend after stabbing

A Doraville police K9 underwent surgery after a fugitive stabbed the dog last week and is "doing well," authorities said Tuesday.

Suspect Jeffrey Coleman, who was wanted in four north Georgia counties, barricaded himself Friday in the basement of a home in the Hidden Branches subdivision in Dunwoody, Channel 2 Action News previously reported. That’s when officers sent the dog into the residence. Coleman responded by stabbing the dog in the mouth.

The injured K9, named Tryko, needed about 30 stitches. Doraville police officer Gene Callaway said Tuesday that “managing his pain” was the priority for Tryko.

Charges against Coleman included assault and possession of stolen property.