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Update 2: (Lawrenceville, Ga., June 15, 2022) – Gwinnett Police K9 Kai has been discharged from the North Georgia Veterinary Specialist to recover at home with his handler. K9 Kai was shot multiple times while tracking a suspect last month. Levi Kennedy Bryan (17-year-old male from Oakwood, Ga) has been arrested and is currently held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. Bryan is charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Assault Against Law Enforcement, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault, 2 counts of Possession of Firearm During Commission of, or Attempt to Commit Certain Crimes Unlawful Entry into Building or Vehicle Felony, Harming a Law Enforcement Animal, Burglary 1st Degree, Possession of Pistol or Revolver by Person under 18 Years of Age.

Update 1: (Lawrenceville, Ga., May 24, 2022) – GCPD K9-Kai is in stable condition after being shot multiple times in a wooded area following an aggravated domestic call. Kai is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois dual-purpose (Narcotics and Patrol) K9, who has been with our department for under a year.

Original: (Lawrenceville, Ga., May 23, 2022) – Gwinnett Police responded to an aggravated domestic incident on Pine Lane at around 10:20 pm. It was reported that a male had threatened a female with a handgun.  The male, still armed, fled the residence prior to police arrival. 

Gwinnett Police K9 officers and the Aviation Unit responded and located the male in a wooded area near the incident scene.  The male fired upon approaching officers, striking a police K9 dog.  After being fired upon, an officer returned fire striking the male. 

Officers rendered first aid to the male, and he was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  The K9 was transported to a local animal hospital for treatment.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was contacted and is currently handling the officer involved shooting investigation.  

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 


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