Police K-9 recovering after being stabbed by suspect

CONCORD, Calif. -- A K-9 cop that was stabbed in California is back at home and resting.

Police say Jelle, a one-year veteran of the force, was stabbed in the face while chasing a suspect near downtown Concord on Tuesday.

The suspect was identified on Wednesday as 30-year-old Dominick Musulman of Antioch.

Police say 30-year-old Dominick Musulman of Antioch, Calif. was shot and killed after stabbing a police dog and a person in Concord, Calif. on Oct. 11, 2016.

Police say 30-year-old Dominick Musulman of Antioch, Calif. was shot and killed after stabbing a police dog and a person in Concord, Calif. on Oct. 11, 2016.

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According to officials, Musulman had slashed another man on Crawford Street and then ran off while stripping off his clothes.

Musulman was shot by two officers. He later died at a hospital.



Police say the victim is expected to recover.
Jelle suffered a wound to his side. On Tuesday morning the Concord Police K9 Association announced on Facebook that Jelle was treated and is now at home resting. They wrote:

"Thank you to everybody that reached out to us today to check in on our buddy. It's been a long day. K9 Jelle was treated for a stab wound and is now back at home resting. There is nothing to suggest he won't make a full recovery and come back to doing what he loves most....Protecting our community.....Check back soon for more updates on K9 Jelle's progress."

The district attorney is now investigating the case.