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Austin police officer shoots, injures stabbing suspect

December 15, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Austin police say a man suspected of fatally stabbing a woman was injured after being shot by an officer when he refused commands to drop what appeared to be a knife and continued acting aggressively toward the woman.

Interim Chief Brian Manley said a 911 caller on Friday morning said a woman was being stabbed at an apartment complex.

Manley said the arriving officer found the woman on the ground in a courtyard and the man nearby.

He says that after the suspect was shot, officers struggled with the man to get him into custody.

The suspect was taken to a hospital. The woman died at the scene.

Manley says officers did everything they could to “put an end to the threat that this suspect posed to the victim.”

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