A police dog stabbed during a manhunt for a Clayton County murder suspect has been released from the hospital.
Odin “is now at home resting,” Clayton County police tweeted Monday night.
The dog was stabbed in the neck and jaw Sunday after he found the man who allegedly shot his live-in girlfriend multiple times. The suspect, Randy Bernard Young, is now in custody. The woman Young is accused of shooting, 27-year-old Amber Wilson, died from her injuries. Wilson was a detention officer in Irwin County, police said.
Young ran from the scene after firing the deadly shots. Officers, deputies and Odin eventually tracked him down to a wooded area in Riverdale, according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Ashanti Marbury.
After Odin was stabbed, officers rushed him to a local animal hospital, where he was stabilized.
It’s not clear when Odin will return to duty.
“I do not know the extent of his injuries,” police spokeswoman Officer Marcena Davis said, “but he is expected to recover.”
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