Santa Clara Man Fatally Shot After St...

Santa Clara Man Fatally Shot After Stabbing Police Dog

There are 160 comments on the NBC 11 San Francisco Bay Area story from Apr 5, 2008, titled Santa Clara Man Fatally Shot After Stabbing Police Dog. In it, NBC 11 San Francisco Bay Area reports that:

A 24-year-old man was fatally shot by Santa Clara County police Saturday morning after he stabbed a friend and a police dog, and then confronted officers while holding the knife.

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irishpj

United States

#1 Apr 5, 2008
Did the dog live??
Joseph

Santa Clara, CA

#2 Apr 5, 2008
we live down the street and its a quiet street. i never would of thought anything like that would happen on this block!
Shaking My Head

Oakland, CA

#3 Apr 5, 2008
irishpj wrote:
Did the dog live??
My question exactly....??? jI'd like to know too!!
ManfromCupertino

San Jose, CA

#4 Apr 5, 2008
How is the police dog doing? How cares about the idiot suspect. One less useless idiot in our community.
dogmom

United States

#5 Apr 5, 2008
couldn't agree more w/'man from cupertino'...please post any news about the dog...just did a bunch of searches and couldn't find anything. )-:
LEO5

Turlock, CA

#6 Apr 5, 2008
The dog under went surgery to repair his ear and fix his back. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Sarge

San Jose, CA

#7 Apr 5, 2008
I called a friend who works for the PD, looks like the dog will be fine. The guy went wacko, the officers had no choice. Looks like a good shoot to me!
Angel

AOL

#8 Apr 6, 2008
I think these people need to know that that 24 year old kid got shot 6 times...these police officers need more training how to handle this kind of cases. That could've been: your son, your grand son, your friend, your brother or any close loved one. I believe these people are judging some one who they don't even know -worrying more about the dog than a human being.
WhoisCryingNow

United States

#9 Apr 6, 2008
ManfromCupertino wrote:
One less useless idiot in our community.
That all depends on your definition of "useless idiot"... Mine is "judgemental jerks who jump to conclusions while knowing nothing."

The kid who was killed was slipped something - probably PCP = without him knowing it, earlier, in a club. There were several other options to sending the dog in. Are there no tasers in Santa Clara PD? A young man died, senselessly and needlessly. We will hope next time it isn't your son or daughter.
WhoisCryingNow

United States

#10 Apr 6, 2008
Oh...and I'm from Boulder Creek...Not El Sobrante
scooter

Greenfield, CA

#11 Apr 6, 2008
where were the tasers, boys..................
Paul Kersey

San Jose, CA

#12 Apr 6, 2008
Angel wrote:
I think these people need to know that that 24 year old kid got shot 6 times...these police officers need more training how to handle this kind of cases. That could've been: your son, your grand son, your friend, your brother or any close loved one. I believe these people are judging some one who they don't even know -worrying more about the dog than a human
being.
Angel you are right, the Police need more training. He was shot 6 times. Seems to me that someone missed. That's not acceptable.
Charlie

San Jose, CA

#13 Apr 6, 2008
Maybe you didn't read the article, he was fighting with someone, he broke into a neighbors house, he stabbed his friend, he stabbed a Police Dog, he was attempting to stab the officers. If he was on PCP like you say, then tasers would have done crap. Deadly force baby thats the only way. This was more than justified.
Angel

AOL

#14 Apr 6, 2008
I didn't need to read the article, I got the story from people who were there. Those cops didnt not negotiate with that kid. no life was in danger when those cops went to that house and killed that kid. And besides this; do you mean to tell me cops don't know how to handle a person who probably was on PCP? This is what you telling me?... if they knew he was in drugs why they went inside and sent the dog? why they didnt let his brother talk to him. Cuz if you didn't know his brother and mother were there- OH yeah you didnt know that, right? Please don't judge somebody who you didn't even know. You don't know what happen only what The Article say. Big mistake if you going to base your theory and judgment on one sided Article.
Angel

AOL

#15 Apr 6, 2008
And Mr Charlie, I forgot to tell you, and for your information those kids weren't fighting. they were trying to calm him down.
Charlie

San Jose, CA

#16 Apr 6, 2008
Angel wrote:
And Mr Charlie, I forgot to tell you, and for your information those kids weren't fighting. they were trying to calm him down.
It's very difficult to reason with a pendeha. No matter what, you are going to have a biased opinion when law enforcement is involved. Trying to calm him down? Well that didn't work did it. Anyway the point is moot, the vato is history. At least they saved the dog.
Jimi

Rohnert Park, CA

#17 Apr 6, 2008
PCP if indeed it was can offer a explanation for this person's behavior. It's a very mean drug, affecting people differently commonly making people agressive while having little or no response to pain. Many cops have been injured- some fatal as a result of this drug. A 110 lb woman lifted a 180+ lb cop into the air and threw him to the ground causing permanent back injuries. PD sending a civilian into the house to talk to the man is not going to happen...never. If he's not in a rational state of mind, the potential for another stabbing is great, whether it's a relative or a cop.
Unfortunately, PCP puts cops at a major disadvantage when trying to achieve a peaceful outcome. And it does make the use of lethal force more justifiable. Yes this incident should be investigated. If this man was given PCP or other illegal drugs, the person who administered the drug should be held liable for this man's death.
OneLessCriminal

Walnut Creek, CA

#18 Apr 6, 2008
Why is it that people back up someone who has done something wrong, it's always the cops who are the bad guys. Didn't the suspect brandish a knife at the cops, dog, and "friends"? Get a freakin life! He deserved what he got, and if it was my son or brother, Then that would have been my brother/sons fault. Six times is nothing. If he was shot 20 times, and was found to NOT have a weapon, then I would question it. I would have shot him too if he charged me with a knife. These youngsters need to take more responsibility for themselves. Stop blaming others.
Jimi

Rohnert Park, CA

#19 Apr 6, 2008
I would like to add... A 24 year old is not a kid. He is an adult -which carries greater responsibilities than a kid would have.
cbg

Port Orchard, WA

#20 Apr 6, 2008
It looks to me like he got what he deserved (DEAD). Hopefully the police dog will be ok.

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