MESQUITE,Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Law enforcement officials gave a shout out to K-9 Zek for capturing and pulling a burglary suspect out of the woods this month.
Kaufman County Sheriff’s deputies and K-9 Zek were called by the Mesquite Police department for help on a burglary in progress. Before arriving to the call location, officers captured one suspect but another suspect fled the location on foot. Upon arriving to the location, a Mesquite Police officer told Zek’s handler which way he went.READ MORE: Former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald Faces Backlash After Bringing Change In Iowa
K-9 Zek was deployed, and the track was on.
He started his track where the suspect was last seen then took a turn heading west towards a wooded tree line. K-9 Zek began a slow search to get better view through the tree line then he took a hard turn east and began to bark notifying the deputy the suspect was in sight.READ MORE: Shootout With Mexican Soldiers, Police Leave 9 Suspects Dead Near US border
The deputy gave the suspect loud verbal commands, but was still unable to see the man’s hands. That’s when K-9 Zek lept into action.
Once K-9 Zek pulled the suspect out from where he was hiding, the deputy gained control of the suspect.MORE NEWS: Texas Amber Alert Issued For 6-Year-Old Amari Daniel Baylor
It was a group effort, but K-9 Zek is credited with catching the suspect.