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Teenager Stabs California Sergeant, Grandparents

May 20, 2014  | 

A Soledad, Calif., police sergeant was stabbed Monday while attempting to save an elderly couple whose grandson had gone on a violent spree.

Soledad Police Chief Eric Sills said a 17-year-old boy stabbed his grandmother, grandfather and Sgt. Thomas Marchese. Marchese is a 10-year veteran of the police force.

"When officers arrived here they heard people inside screaming and saying, 'Hurry! Get inside! Help! Help! Help!'"  Soledad Police Chief Eric Sills told KSBW TV.

The sergeant was the first officer to enter the building and he was immediately stabbed multiple times by the grandson, Sills said.

"He was in good shape, obviously in some pain which would be normal, but he was in good spirits," said Sills. Sergeant Marchese was flown by air ambulance to a Bay Area trauma center where he was treated for several stab wounds to the upper torso and shoulder.  

Police shot the teenager with a Taser, but the Taser did not have an effect, Sills said. Officers then wrestled the teenager to the ground. The teen was hogtied, bound by his hands and legs, and carried face-down into a patrol car.

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A Oubre @ 5/20/2014 8:58 PM

Why do you bring a Taser to a knife fight?

Nichole @ 5/21/2014 4:04 AM

Well done. A shame that an officer had to get hurt in the process. In an instance where a deadly weapon is being used, the type of weapon used by officers is invalid. The goal is to subdue the suspect, stop the violence, get everyone to safety. They did their job.

The only thing that disappoints me is that the use of the Taser in this case will have the anti-gun nuts going off about how "if these guys could subdue a crazy teenager with a Taser and not a gun, then the rest of those cops that are using guns are overdoing it." I'm just waiting for it. The battle rages on.

Nichole @ 5/21/2014 4:05 AM

I meant to say inconsequential, not invalid. Haven't had my coffee yet.

Serpico @ 5/21/2014 5:57 PM

That boy could have been POTUS Obama's son! I nominate him for Trayvon Martin person of the YEAR! Now all we need is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to hand out the award! He was just a poor innocent thug.. trying to kill innocent people! Poor child... who cares about Victims anyway?? Victims don't have rights! Only Illegal Aliens and thug Degenerates...

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