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Man tased & shot after police chase and stabbing police dog over $2 toy

TUKWILA, Wash. -- What began as an argument over a $2 toy between a customer and store employees ended with a man shot and a police dog stabbed on Monday night.

Investigators said trouble began when a man got into a scuffle with employees at the Tukwila Trading Company over the toy around 8 p.m.

When officers arrived at the store at 3725 South 144th Street, the man ran off, jumping over several fences to get away.

Police finally caught up with the man at a nearby housing complex. Witnesses say officers then opened fire.

"They Tased him and he went down," said witness Rocky Ruvo. "And then they let the dog go on him. And then somebody said - I didn't see a knife - but somebody said he had pulled a knife and slashed at the dog. And while he was down, that's when the officer pulled his gun and shot the subject twice."

Police said when the man refused to stop being violent, an

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Added: Jun-16-2009 Occurred On: Jun-16-2009
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Tags: man runs, tasered, shot, stabbed, police, dog, 2 dollar, rubber ball, toy
Location: Tukwila, Washington, United States (load item map)
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