Video at link:Officers were called to the Chateau Orleans Apartment complex on Philadelphia Pike at about 12:40 a.m. after reports of a domestic dispute.
A female told police her ex-boyfriend, 34-year-old Eric Weit, was near hear apartment after allegedly threatening to kill her.
Police sent a rookie K9 unit into a nearby wooded area after hearing a single gunshot. As officers were ending their search, the police dog named "Diablo" tracked down and engaged the suspect.
A bark from Diablo sent officers into cover as Weit opened fire. Despite two gunshot wounds, police said Diablo held tight to the suspect until getting the command to release.
Officers returned fire on the suspect, striking him multiple times in the torso. He was flown to Christiana Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is currently in stable condition.
Diablo's partner rushed him to the Matthew Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is currently in surgery.
Awesome dog, please pull through. I hope they stud you after you heal.