A man was shot and killed by officers of the Fullerton Police Department after allegedly stabbing a police K9 following a domestic violence incident on Wednesday, May 27 at 10pm. This was the second officer-involved shooting death in the month of May. On May 3, another man was shot and killed by Fullerton police in another incident that remains under investigation.
Officers were called to the 3600 block of West Avenue because of a family disturbance report. A 911 caller said that a domestic violence incident occurred inside the residence. During the incident two teenage children tried to intervene but the male suspect pulled a knife on them. While officers were still responding, information was received that the male suspect also had a handgun and had fired several rounds. As officers arrived on scene, multiple family members ran from the house. Seconds later the suspect exited the house holding a knife. Numerous commands to drop the knife were given by police but the suspect refused to do so. The suspect, still armed with the knife, attempted to re-enter the house where other family members were believed to be still inside. A K9 was deployed. The suspect stabbed the K9 and the suspect was shot.
Officers began life-saving measures while paramedics responded. The suspect was transported to a local trauma center where he was later pronounced dead. The canine was transported to a veterinary hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. The canine is expected to make a full recovery.
A knife was recovered at the scene.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is handling the investigation into the officer-involved shooting, as is standard protocol. The deceased suspect’s identity will be released by the Orange County Coroner.
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