A police K9 who was shot in the face during an incident that left a police officer and a suspect dead is expected to lose an eye.
The K9, a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois named Indi, was assisting DeKalb County police in finding a suspect who fatally shot Officer Edgar Isidro Flores after fleeing a traffic stop Thursday night.
Indi helped officers track down the suspect hiding behind a pile of tires. The suspect began firing, according to police. SWAT team officers returned fire. The suspect, 33-year-old Brandon Taylor, was killed.
Indi was taken to the veterinarian.
On Friday, DeKalb County Police Department Chief James Conroy said that Indi would likely lose an eye, but was now in critical, yet stable, condition.
Indi has five years of service, according to the GBI.
Conroy did say that other police K9s who have been shot in the face have been able to make returns to service.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation.