Ohio police officer attacked by
K9 partner, shoots dog
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus say a K9 officer verbally correcting his dog’s behaviors was attacked by the animal and had to shoot it.
The Columbus Division of Police says Officer Brian Carter suffered “serious” bites to his arms during a training session Saturday morning. Carter was rushed to a hospital where he underwent surgery Saturday afternoon.
The dog, a 3 ½-year-old male Belgian Malinois named Benzi, was euthanized by a veterinarian.
Benzi had been in service with Columbus police for two years.
Columbus K9 Unit supervisor Sgt. Mark Cartwright says it’s the first time that a Columbus officer has had to shoot a K9 partner.
4 dead, 3 hurt in wrong-way driver crash on Indiana highway
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say four people, including a child, have died in a wrong-way driver crash on Interstate 90.
Police say the crash early Saturday in Gary killed the driver of a Toyota SUV that was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of the highway with no headlights on. She was identified as 25-year-old Tiara Davis of Calumet City, Illinois.
Police say the crash also killed three people in a Jeep: 45-year-old driver Octavio Chavez-Renovato of Chicago, his 34-year-old wife, Eva Gonzales, and their son, 14-year-old Luis.
All four died at the scene.
Police say three daughters of the couple, 10-year-old Emily, 11-year-old Damaris and 7-month-old Florali, sustained serious to critical injuries and were airlifted to hospitals in nearby Chicago.