Wash. K-9 stabbed to death by fugitive

K-9 Ike had been with the department since 2012


By PoliceOne Staff

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A K-9 stabbed by a wanted man has died from his injuries, KPTV reported

The incident occurred Sept. 1 when officers were pursuing the fugitive who was hiding in bushes. K-9 Ike found the suspect and bit him. The suspect then stabbed Ike.

The K-9 was rushed to an emergency animal hospital but did not survive his injuries. Ike had been with the department since 2012.

"I hate the idea, I love dogs," Vancouver resident Don Benjamin told the news site. "It is an officer, it's just like attacking an officer, he's going to go down for a death, or an assault."

Officers were able to subdue and arrest the suspect, 25-year-old Jacky Chan Karou, with an ECD.

Karou was charged with harming a police dog and criminal impersonation.

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