SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: According to police, after an intruding suspect stabbed him during an argument with officers, a San Diego K-9 named Titan was recovering, Tuesday.
At about 11:30 a.m. two officers responded to a radio call of a man intruding at a business Tuesday, KTLA sister station KSWB in San Diego said. According to the Police Department, the man, later identified as Dedrick Darnell Jones, denied giving his information and punched the officers before escaping.
Police said, Jones, 35, then entered the military property at 2500 Midway Drive where he stood on a shipping container showing a knife for about four hours.
Emergency negotiators then managed to get Jones to come down. However, officers said, “he still refused to put the knife down.”
The Police Department said in a tweet, One of the officers released his K-9 partner, Titan, to assist. But Jones stabbed the animal.
According to authorities, He was rushed to a local animal hospital where 6 to 8 inches of Titan’s colon was surgically removed. He had 100 stitches.
Jones was arrested and detained at the San Diego Central Jail. He could confront four felony charges and a misdemeanor with harming a police dog and obstructing and resisting an officer. His bond was set at $50,000.
“He’s a brave boy!.” We’ll keep you updated on Titan’s condition and please keep him in your thoughts as he has a long road to recovery,” police said on Twitter.