GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – A police K-9 died in the line of duty Thursday in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
K-9 Eli became distressed while tracking a suspect, according to the Gwinnett County Police Department.
AJC reports that the pursuit took place in 90-degree heat.
The Atlanta newspaper reports that Eli and his handler, Officer Bonanno, were called to assist Snellville police in the pursuit of a suspect who had fled from officers.
Eli was rushed to a vet but police said he died.
He had been with the department for eight years, according to AJC.