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Lorain police shoot, kill 48YO man who stabbed police dog on Saturday

The incident happened around 5:20 p.m.
Lorain police
Posted at 10:37 PM, Jul 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-31 18:56:29-04

LORAIN, Ohio — An investigation is underway in Lorain after a Lorain police officer shot and killed a 48-year-old male on Saturday night, according to a news release from Elyria Police Chief William Pelko.

Around 5:20 p.m., officers responded to 1215 West 20 St. in an attempt to serve a felonious assault warrant on the man, the release said.

Upon arrival, officers on-scene confirmed the man was inside but would not leave, the release stated. Lorain police sent a K-9 unit inside along with the handler and fellow officers to locate the man.

While inside the residence, the man was in the basement with a knife and stabbed the K-9, according to the statement. As a result, a Lorain officer used “his duty weapon and fired upon the suspect."

The man sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The K-9 was transported to an emergency animal clinic and underwent surgery for its injuries, the release said.

The dog is "resting and recovering", Chief Pelko said on Sunday afternoon.

The Lorain police officers who were involved in the situation will be put on paid administrative leave, the release said.

Lorain police contacted the Elyria Police Department to conduct the investigation.

The Elyria Police Department Investigative Unit is currently handling this investigation.

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