Jacksonville, Florida (JPD) — On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, a call was made about a possible kidnapping and burglary at a home in the 12700 block of Copper Springs Road near Hodges Boulevard. It came from the woman’s friend about 12:30 a.m. saying the woman could not get out of the home after he forced his way in and was threatening her with a knife. The woman had texted the friend. She could not get out of the bedroom, he was known to be armed with a knife and has threatened her many times before. Officers were able to convince her and get her to go out through the master bathroom window. That’s when the standoff began. SWAT arrived around 5 a.m. in the Bentwater neighborhood and used a bullhorn to try to get 38-year-old Matvey Klimenkoto come out.
Klimenkoto threw items at police and appeared to still be armed with a knife, police said. He then fled the scene through several homes. Officers unleashed K-9 Zeke, and Klimenkoto appeared to be about to stab the dog. That’s when police said he was shot.
Klimenko died on scene. Klimenkoto was a convicted felon and had several warrants for charges involving this woman. He was reportedly terrorizing the woman for months, reports the Florida Times-Union. Police say there were calls to service involving conflict between him and the ex-girlfriend since December 2022. The woman had tried to end the relationship and move “in secret,” but the man was able to pursue her after he hacked into her email account and found evidence of where she was living, police said.
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