A 41-year-old man who was stabbing his estranged wife outside her home was shot to death by police when he charged at them with the knife late Sunday in the Gage Park neighborhood.
The suspect was dead at the scene at a home in the 5200 block of South Mozart Street, said Pat Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police.
Police responded to a 911 call about 10 p.m. from a woman who said her ex-husband was violating an order of protection. She saw the man drive away from her house after seeing him earlier at a nearby K-Mart, Camden said.
Police responded and asked the victim to retrieve the order of protection and after a few seconds they heard screams from the gangway next to her house. There, they found the suspect on top of her, stabbing her with a large kitchen knife, police said.
The suspect then turned and charged at police, who shot him multiple times from a distance of about 3 feet, Camden said. Camden said the woman’s brother and an unknown number of children were home at the time.
Police said the woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.