Police: Suspect in Double Stabbing at Vacaville House Fire Shot, Killed

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VACAVILLE -- The Vacaville Fire Department reports officials responded to a house fire and stabbing in a neighborhood Monday night.

Nathaniel Holland, 37 (Credit: Vacaville Police Department)

Fire crews arrived at a single-story house fire along Alderwood Way near Alamo Drive.

"I seen a couple people run across and then I heard a loud 'boom!' I get out of my car and there's children running from the house, screaming," said a witness. "I approached the house and the house is on fire. And the kids are saying, 'He stabbed my mom in the neck, he stabbed my mom in the neck.'"

A 16-year-old girl and a 43-year-old woman were found with stab wounds in the driveway, according to the Vacaville Police Department. Officials say they were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening wounds.

Investigators say 37-year-old Nathaniel Holland stabbed the woman during an altercation and then stabbed the teenage girl when she tried to intervene.

Holland then doused the inside of the home gasoline and set it on fire before leaving on foot.

Neighbors told FOX40 a man who lives across the street had to run into the burning home to pull out a 4-year-old girl. Police say the girl had burns on her face and chest and was taken to Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento.

Two boys, ages 12 and 15, who were also in the home at the time are OK.

Around 10: 45 p.m., the suspect was located and taken into custody near Mason and Depot streets after a gas station employee spotted him in the area.

He was located in a wooded area near a creek near 1021 Mason Street.

When officer located Holland, shots were fired and a police K-9 were injured. Both Holland and the K-9 were transported for medical treatment. No officers were injured.

Holland died from his injuries. The K-9 was treated is expected to survive.

At this time, investigators believe only one Fairfield Police officer fired at the suspect.

Stay with FOX40 for more updates.

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