A California police K9 has died from complications related to an August injury incurred while attempting to arrest a violent suspect.
California City Police K9 Ty died after breaking his back while trying to apprehend a man holding a woman and child hostage. The suspect fell on top of K9 Ty, causing the injuries.
Although K9 Ty underwent surgery he ultimately succumbed to his injuries on September 7, 2016.
K9 Ty was a member of the California City Police Department for 2 and a half years.