crime

15-Year-Old Girl Charged With Trying to Kill ‘Animal Whisperer’ Cop

The officer was stabbed when he tried to talk to two teens in relation to a stolen truck.

by Allison Tierney
May 9 2018, 3:37pm

Photo of Constable Andrew Gordon via Halifax Regional Police Facebook (left); photo (right) via Wikimedia

A 15-year-old girl has been charged with the attempted murder of a cop following a stabbing in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The girl and a 15-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday morning and are both facing multiple charges following an incident, Global News reports.

The incident occurred after police located a stolen truck at 5:49 AM Tuesday. One officer approached two people seen fleeing the truck and found them nearby a golf course, according to Halifax police. When the cop tried to talk to the suspects, one allegedly stabbed him. According to police, both suspects then tried to flee. The two teens were located soon after and arrested.

Most recent reports say the girl who allegedly stabbed the officer is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say that “her injuries were not as a result of the arrest of any police action.”

The cop she allegedly tried to kill, Constable Andrew Gordon, had surgery after being taken to the ER following the incident. Reportedly, he is in stable condition.

Gordon has been referred to as the “Animal Whisperer” in Halifax due to animal rescues he conducted in the past as a police officer. He has rescued ducklings, a dog, and a seal pup, according to Halifax Regional Police’s Facebook page. Gordon has been with the force for eight years, CBC News reports.

Both teenagers allegedly involved in the incident are reportedly from the town of Truro, Nova Scotia. Halifax is about an hour’s drive from Truro.

The 15-year-old girl, in addition to the attempted murder charge, is facing charges of resisting arrest, possession of a weapon, two counts of theft under $5,000, break and enter, theft of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, dangerous driving, and mischief over $5,000.

The boy is facing charges for possession of a weapon, two counts of theft under $5,000, break and enter, theft of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, and joy riding.

Not all of the above charges are related to the incident in Halifax; some of the alleged crimes occurred in the teens’ hometown.

Police recovered the stolen truck and four knives in the investigation.

The girl is set to appear in court upon her release from hospital.