STOCKTON (CBS13) — Stockton Police say a parolee wanted in a previous crime died in an encounter with police after he confronted an officer with a bayonet.

Officers were following up on a previous case when they saw the vehicle used in the alleged crime on Sunday. A passenger in the 2012 Chevrolet Impala, 45-year-old parolee Donald Haynes, was the suspect they were seeking from an assault call from Saturday night.

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Haynes got out of the car and confronted an officer with a 19.5-inch bayonet. When he didn’t respond to calls for him to put the weapon down, an officer shot at him three times, hitting Haynes at least once.


Credit: Stockton Police Department

From that point, Haynes fell backwards. Officers say they couldn’t see his hands, so they sent a K-9 after him. Officers say Haynes still didn’t comply, so he an officer hit him with a baton.

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Haynes was taken into custody and given medical treatment until medics could arrive and take him to a local hospital where he died.

The night before, Haynes was suspected in an assault on a woman on Carpenter Road. Officers found haynes assaulting a suspect and attempted to apprehend him.

Haynes declared to officers that they were going to have to kill him, and broke free from the officers and fled.

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Stockton Police police identified 18-year veteran Robert Johnson III as the officer who fired the shots. He was placed on three-day paid administrative leave.