Oklahoma City Police say a man led both police and Oklahoma Highway Patrol on a chase Sunday night, and then stabbed a police dog, before he was shot and killed by police. And police say he may be the same man who led police on a short chase earlier that day in Bricktown.
Police tell News 9 a man driving the same type of car, a gray Toyota Corrolla, was wanted for a dine-and-dash over at KD's restaurant. And that he then ran over to the Bass Pro parking lot, got in his car and took off.
Police say the chase from Bass Pro through Bricktown was short lived and that the suspect was able to get away. But then hours later, Oklahoma City police were called out to this Burlington Northern Sante Fe building on South Air Depot Road.
Police say the caller was reporting a break in and provided them with a description of both the suspect and the getaway car. And when officers arrived, that's when the second chase was on.
It ended near the Goldsby exit after an OHP trooper was able to use a tactical maneuver to stop the suspect and end the pursuit. Law enforcement responded in droves, including a K-9 unit that went after the suspect who took off on foot.
“The K-9 officer made his way to the suspects location to pull the K-9 off of the suspect - at which time he learned the suspect was armed with a knife and had been actively stabbing the K-9,” said Capt. Dexter Nelson with OCPD.
Daylight Monday morning revealed the trail of blood left behind, evidence of the struggle between the suspect and the K-9. And it is where police say the K-9's partner came face to face with the knife-wielding suspect, and was forced to draw his weapon and then shoot and kill the suspect. The K-9, “Kye,” was stabbed multiple times.
“That K-9 has been transferred to another veterinarian for care,” said Nelson.
Late Monday afternoon Kye passed away. For now police are not releasing the name of the suspect until his family, who is out of state, can be found and notified.
Kye is a 3-year-old Belgian German Sheppard that has been with the Oklahoma City police department for about 2 years. His partner, K-9 Sgt. Ryan Stark, is a 13-year veteran of the force. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.???