LAUDERHILL (CBSMiami) – A police K-9 is recovering after he was injured Friday night while chasing a violent suspect.

Lauderhill Police say they were after a man wanted for a stabbing at the Vegas Cabaret on University Drive.

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That suspect eventually ditched his car and took off on Southwest 3rd Street in Plantation.

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Officers caught him quickly after that.

At some point during the incident, the K-9 was injured but investigators have not said how.

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The dog was rushed to a vet nearby and is expected to make a full recovery.