A man in Seattle was shot repeatedly on Wednesday, Jan. 5, after his actions led to the stabbing of a police dog and a police officer, injuring both of them before the situation was resolved.

The man, who was seen wearing nothing but a towel on his waist, was reportedly robbing someone in South Eddy Street that afternoon when the call was put in the system by a concerned resident of the area, the New York Post reported.

“We got something going on here at 23 and Eddy. Might be the guy. Hispanic male … some kind of a towel on him. Someone’s chasing him with a baseball bat,” the police sergeant on the scene radioed in before the attack commenced.

As the authorities chased after the naked machete-toting man, they were able to corner him long enough for a police officer holding a trained K-9 to release the dog to immobilize the man. However, the police dog, named Jedi, was then attacked by the man with the machete multiple times, according to a police statement.

The man also stabbed a police officer in the face with a machete before Officer Tim Jones opened fire, shooting the burglary suspect multiple times to incapacitate him. Jedi, the police dog, did not survive the incident.

As the Office of Police Accountability investigate the matter, Officer Jones has been put on paid leave following the incident.

This was one of the most recent cases where police dogs have been stabbed in the line of duty. As recently as Dec. 18, Dedrick Jones in San Diego was arrested and charged with stabbing a police dog, after previously being convicted of the same crime in January 2021, FOX 5 reported.

“Our system must do a better job holding violent offenders accountable,” San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit said. “It is ironic and tragic that the man who had the gall to stab a police dog in January committed the same crime just months later.”

The police department of Seattle mourns the death of police dog Jedi, who was stabbed to death with a machete by a burglary suspect on Wednesday afternoon. This is a representational image. Marisa Teruel/Unsplash.

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