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Assault suspect dead after being shot by Lorain Police Officer; K9 now home after stabbed by suspect during struggle

K9 Rye was treated at Animal Clinic Northview and sent home on Sunday.

LORAIN, Ohio — A man is dead, and a Lorain Police K-9 was stabbed during an incident at a Lorain residence Saturday.

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At approximately 5 p.m., a suspect who was being served a warrant for felonious assault would not cooperate with the officer's attempts to get him to surrender into custody. The suspect was in the basement of the house with a knife.

During his attempted apprehension, he stabbed a K-9 multiple times before an officer opened fire. The 48-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the incident and died on the scene.

The K-9 was transported to a local animal clinic and underwent emergency surgery. According to Ohio Going Blue on Facebook, K9 Rye was sent home on Sunday evening.

The Lorain Police Department called in the Elyria Police Department Investigative Unit for further investigation. 

The officers involved in the incident have been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.

3News will keep you updated on this story as more information is released.

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