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Calif. officer stabbed, suspect killed

The officer received stitches and did not have to undergo surgery

By PoliceOne Staff

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — An officer is recovering after he was stabbed multiple times while responding to a fight between neighbors.

Police were called Tuesday night by a man who said he was hit by a piece of concrete that his neighbor had thrown over the fence, NBC San Diego reported.

Two officers were invited inside the neighbor’s home by the suspect’s mother. When they entered, the suspect attacked one of the officers. The officer fired his weapon in self-defense.

The injured officer was stabbed four to six times in the head and arm. He was transported to the hospital where he received stitches. Police confirmed the suspect died Wednesday morning. 

Lt. Dan Peak said this incident “shows how dangerous the job can be.”

“Showing up to a residence to handle a dispute between neighbors and a suspect running at you and stabbing you. Obviously, a danger officers have when they go to these type of calls,” he said.

An investigation is ongoing.


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