SEATTLE – Police shot and killed a burglary suspect in South Seattle last Wednesday after he fatally stabbed a police dog and injured an officer during a struggle.
Around 2:45 PM Jan. 5, the resident of a home in the 2200 block of South Eddy called 911 and reported a man armed with a knife was breaking into their home.
A K9 team arrived on the call, saw the suspect, and began pursuing him as he fled on foot.
In the 6700 block of Swift Avenue South, a police dog engaged with the suspect. The suspect then fatally stabbed the dog and injured an officer in an ensuing struggle.
Another officer arrived on scene and fired at the suspect, fatally striking him.
Video shows the suspect, who was armed with a machete and a knife, fatally stabbing Police Dog Jedi before an officer opens fire.
The Force Investigation Team will investigate the officer-involved shooting.