Suspect stabs girlfriend multiple times in her abdomen, kills Sunnyvale DPS K9

Suspect stabs girlfriend multiple times in her abdomen, kills Sunnyvale DPS K9

Jax, End Of Watch 10/31/2017

SUNNYVALE – The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety has verified an officer-involved shooting of a Hispanic male suspect on October 31, just after 1:00 PM after reports he had attacked his girlfriend with a knife, stabbing her in the abdomen multiple times.

Officers received a call concerning the stabbing that had occurred in the 500 block of E. Weddell Avenue. Responding officers tried to make contact with 25-year-old Jesus Birelas-Contreras but he was uncooperative to their commands.

A K9 was then released in an attempt to subdue the suspect.

During the brief encounter between Birelas-Contreras and Sunnyvale DPS K9 Jax, Birelas-Contreras stabbed the police K9 as the German shepherd attempted to subdue him. Moments later the suspect was then fatally shot by a Sunnyvale DPS Lieutenant, fearing for his safety as the suspect threw a knife at the officer.

Sunnyvale DPS K9 Jax also died at a local veterinarian hospital due to multiple fatal stab wounds obtained during the brief encounter with the estranged male suspect. The woman Birelas-Contreras stabbed is expected to survive.

The 19-year veteran with the Sunnyvale DPS who fired the fatal shot was placed on routine paid administrative leave due to subsequent routine procedures enacted when he fired his service weapon.

Suspect stabs girlfriend multiple times in her abdomen, kills Sunnyvale DPS K9 was last modified: November 2nd, 2017 by admin
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