VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — A Vancouver police K-9 died after it was stabbed multiple times by a domestic violence suspect, officials said.
The incident reportedly occurred around 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of NW Fruit Valley Road and Laframbois Road.
Ike the police K-9 and his handler, officer Jack Anderson, were checking on a suspect with a domestic violence warrant when the man fled the scene on a bike, Vancouver Police Dept said.
The suspect, 25-year-old Jacky Chan Karuo, ran to a remote location where he was apprehended by the K-9, police said. Shortly after, he reportedly stabbed Ike, police said.
On Wednesday morning, department spokesperson Kim Kapp said in a statement “It is with much sadness that the Vancouver Police Department announces that K9 Ike succumbed to his injuries.”
Ike had been rushed to DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition.
Karuo sustained minor injuries from a dog bite and Taser.
He was later booked into Clark County Jail on charges of fourth degree assault constituting domestic violence, harming a police dog, and first-degree criminal impersonation.
K-9 Ike was a Belgian Malinios and had been working with Vancouver Police and Officer Anderson since 2012.
Anderson has been a Vancouver Police Officer since 2002. He has been in the K-9 unit since 2005.