A suspected burglar was fatally shot after he stabbed and killed a police dog and injured an officer Wednesday afternoon, Seattle police confirmed.
It all started around 2:45 p.m. when a man living in the 2200 block of South Eddy Street reported a man armed with a knife was breaking into his home.
When police arrived at the scene with a K-9, they chased the man, who fled on foot, to the 6700 block of Swift Avenue South.
The police dog engaged the man who stabbed and killed the dog during a struggle, authorities said.
Officials said the officer was also stabbed in the face.
A second officer at the scene fired his gun and killed the man, police confirmed.
As for the K-9, officers held a procession for the dog because they’re beloved members of any police department.
Additional details concerning the circumstances of the shooting were not released.
The Seattle Police Department said video of the incident will be released within 72 hours.
The shooting remains under investigation.
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