Daytona Beach K-9 donates blood to fellow police dog shot while on duty

The Daytona Beach Police Department praised a K-9 who donated blood to a fellow police dog shot while attempting to apprehend a carjacking suspect. 

Video posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on September 14 shows a police officer talking about the dog donating blood.

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Daytona Beach Police explained the K-9, Ali, donated some much-needed blood to Volusia Sheriff dog Ax over that weekend.

Volusia Sheriff’s Office said a second dog was shot during the same incident. 

K9 Ax and K9 Endo were both shot while trying to catch a suspect accused of carjacking a Lyft driver at gunpoint in Deltona. 


K9 Ax


K9 Endo


K9 Endo

Deputy A.J. Davis, the handler of K9 Ax, said vets believe the two-year-old swallowed the bullet and it was removed from his stomach. 

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Thankfully, K9 Ax is recovering. Deputy Davis said he’s alert and playful but still not 100 percent, telling FOX 35 that he "shows signs of himself, gets a little spunky, and then slows down."

As for K9 Endo, his handler Deputy Brett Whitson said he faces at least six weeks of recovery.  

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