Chicago police officers shot and killed a man moments after he stabbed a supervisor in the face in the Rosemoor neighborhood, according to authorities
The sergeant, 46, is in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. His wounds are not life threatening, according to the Chicago Police Departent.
The supervisor and two other officers responded to a call from a woman reporting a man with a knife in a home in the 200 block of East 107th Street on the Far South Side about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, according to Patrick Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police.
They forced entry into the home after hearing a woman scream and the sergeant, who was first to enter, was stabbed several times in the face. A statement from the Chicago Police Department identified the sergeant as a 19-year veteran assigned to the Calumet Police District on the Far South Side.
The other two officers pulled the sergeant back outside and the suspect was able to barricade himself in the home, Camden said.
After calling for an ambulance, the two officers, who smelled gas and kicked in some basement windows to ventilate the building, 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 the suspect, who was dead at the scene.
The statement from the Chicago Police Department said the man was wielding two knives and refused verbal command to drop them before he lunged toward police.
Camden said the sergeant who was stabbed was first taken to Roseland Hospital, then to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. A woman in the home was taken to Roseland Hospital with unspecified injuries.
It is not known if the woman and the suspect knew each other.
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