FONTANA (CBS/AP) — A Fontana police dog sent into a home in search of a man who violated parole was thrown out a second-story window and injured Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. when officers were sent to a home in the 9500 block of Mango Avenue in search of Bryan Bills, 28, who was a wanted parolee considered armed and dangerous, according to a Fontana Police Department statement.
After a woman at the home told them she was there alone, officers heard movement upstairs and asked for permission to search the premises.
Police said Bills was spotted trying to escape out a second-story window, so a K-9, named Jaris, was sent rushing in.
The suspect used the dog’s momentum to throw him out the open window, officials said.
The dog landed on his head, suffered a large gash, bled through the nose and was staggering after the fall.
Bills was eventually arrested after a brief struggle with authorities.
The suspect was booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga for investigation of intentional injury to a police service dog, resisting an officer with force and parole violations.
A veterinarian examined Jaris Monday afternoon and said he had no major internal injuries. He’s taking the rest of the week off to recover and is expected to return to work the K-9 unit next week.
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