Man escapes after police K-9 injured in foot chase

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Michigan State Police say a K-9 officer was injured early Wednesday morning during a foot chase on Detroit’s east side.

Michigan State Police say K-9 officer Bozzy was injured early Wednesday morning during a foot chase on Detroit’s east side.

The chase began about 1:30 a.m. when State Trooper Matt Unterbrink and his partner, a K-9 officer named Bozzy, reached the area of Lappin and Hayes to track someone who was allegedly running from a stolen car, according to Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police.

During their canvass of the neighborhood, Bozzy cut the top of his back left foot. Bleeding heavily, the dog had to be rushed to Madison Heights to an emergency veterinarian, who was able to stop the bleeding, police said.

Bozzy will have to miss a few weeks of work as a result.

While police recovered the stolen vehicle, the suspect was never caught. Police did, though, find $568 in a backyard of one of the homes the search went through, and “will be attempting to find the owner of the cash.”

jdickson@detroitnews.com