Police ID Antioch man fatally shot by police after hatchet attack

- Police on Wednesday identified the stabbing suspect who was fatally shot on Tuesday by a Concord police officer after the suspect allegedly attacked another man with a hatchet and stabbed a police dog, a police spokesman said.

Authorities said Dominick Musulman, 30, of Antioch, died at a local hospital after the incident on Tuesday.

At about 2:30 p.m., officers responded to reports that a man had been stabbed on Prospect Street near San Jose Avenue, Concord police spokesman Cpl. Christopher Blakely said.

Police officers located the suspect in the backyard of a home in the 1400 block of San Jose Avenue shortly after the stabbing. Police opened fire on the suspect, who was shot several times, authorities said. Police said Musulman had a history with police but they did not elaborate on the history.

Musulman died after being rushed for medical care. The stabbing victim was also transported to a hospital and is expected to recover. The police dog, named Yelle, was taken to a vet and was home resting Wednesday. Police said the dog was under medication and expected to be off duty for several days. 

Police said the suspect and the stabbing victim were acquaintances. A motive for the stabbing attack was not immediately released. 

Police said the officers who responded to the incident have both been on the force at least 10 years. A female officer has been on the force for 10 years and her partner has 15 years of experience, police said. Their identities were not immediate released.

The officers have been placed on routine administrative leave while prosecutors review the incident.

KTVU reporter Cristina Rendon contributed to this report.

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