CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police officers shot and killed a man who stabbed a sergeant in the face overnight in the Roseland neighborhood.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports police were responding to a 911 call about a domestic dispute around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, in the 200 block of West 107th Street, when they were confronted by a man armed with a butcher knife.
When police arrived, they heard a woman screaming inside the home. The sergeant entered first, and the suspect immediately attacked him through the screen door, stabbing the sergeant in the face several times.
Police said the man, who was in his 40s, then ran into the basement, and two officers chased him, and found him hiding in a closet, holding two knives.
They told him to drop the weapons, but he lunged at them, so they shot him, killing him.
“The offender was in a furnace room. As the officers approached, he again attacked. He lunged at them with this butcher knife in hand, and then at that point was shot by the officers,” said Chicago Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.
Officers also smelled a strong odor of gas, and opened several basement windows to ventilate the home, according to Camden.
“They’re putting their lives on the line every night, and they basically saved this woman’s life, in addition to neighbors, if the guy was intending to blow up the house,” he said.
The sergeant who was stabbed was taken away from the home on a stretcher, his head and face bandaged.
He was in serious condition early Wednesday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but was expected to survive. Police said he’s 46 years old, and a 19-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.
The suspect’s mother also was taken to the hospital, to be treated for minor cuts.