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Suspect shot by Fullerton police after stabbing K-9


A man who was wielding a knife was shot by police in Fullerton, California after stabbing a K-9 early Wednesday morning.

According to ABC 7, police were responding to a report of a male carrying a weapon around 1 a.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they ordered the suspect, who has been identified as 42-year-old Jimmy Lastra, to drop his knife.

According to the police, Lastra refused to comply with the orders so they decided to use non-lethal sponge rounds, which had no effect on the suspect.

When the sponge rounds didn’t have the desired effect, the officers deployed a K-9 in an attempt to bring Lastra into custody.

Lastra stabbed the K-9, prompting the officers to open fire.

The K-9 was treated for minor injuries at an animal hospital and is expected to return to work in about a week.

The suspect was injured in the shootout and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The police said Lastra has an outstanding arrest warrant for assault and battery, and is also going to be facing charges in connection to this incident.

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