December 15, 2011 at 3:59 PM CST - Updated June 26 at 3:09 AM
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Bodi, the Montgomery Police Department K9 who was shot multiple times on Wednesday by a robbery suspect will pull through, according to MPD. However, he is now blind.
Bodi was wounded Wednesday after he tracked down an armed robbery suspect. When the suspect attempted to flee, Bodi involved the suspect who then fired multiple shots at the dog. The dog remained attached to the suspect in an attempt to protect his handler. He was shot multiple times including at least once in the face.
According to the Montgomery Police Department, Bodi has lost one eye and has been blinded in the other eye as a result of his injuries. The 11-year-old German Shepherd is expected to recover and will be honorably retired from police service. He will continue to live with his MPD partner and family.
More information will be provided on Bodi in a news conference to be held later today.