TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — A burglary suspect who threw a flaming accelerant at a Tampa police officer and his K9 is in critical condition after he was shot by the cop.
Police were called to a home about a burglary in progress when they encountered 40-year-old Joey Antonio Kennedy.
Police say police dog Indo “engaged” Kennedy who tossed a flaming accelerant on the dog and Officer Tim Bergman before being shot.
Kennedy, who’s known to police and wanted on outstanding warrants, was taken to a hospital. Bergman wasn’t hurt, but K9 Indo was burned.
Bergman, a 12-year department veteran, was put on the standard paid leave while the shooting is investigated.
No word yet on charges.