Chicago police officers shot and killed a man after he stabbed a sergeant in the face in the Rosemoor neighborhood.
The sergeant, 46,
suffered a puncture wound above the temple and lacerations to face. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Police said his wounds were not life-threatening.
The three officers forced their way into the home after hearing a woman scream
and the sergeant, who was first to enter, was stabbed several times in the face. The other officers pulled the sergeant back outside and the
suspect barricaded himself in the home.
After calling for an
ambulance, the two officers re-entered the home and found the suspect downstairs
near a furnace. Camden said the man charged at them with the knife and the
officers shot him. He was dead at the scene.
The woman suffered puncture
wounds to her leg and was treated at Roseland Hospital. Her son, 40, was
pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.
A statement from Chicago police
said the man was wielding two knives and refused commands to drop them before he
lunged toward the officers.
The statement identified the sergeant as a
19-year veteran assigned to the Calumet Police District on the Far South Side.
Police and Camden said the officers and the sergeant were tactical officers in