Stabbing suspect shot after charging at a deputy with a knife, Harris County Pct. 5 says

According to Harris County Pct. 5 Constable's Office, a man accused of stabbing his parents and then lunging at a deputy with a knife was shot by the deputy.
According to Harris County Pct. 5 Constable's Office, a man accused of stabbing his parents and then lunging at a deputy with a knife was shot by the deputy. (KPRC/Click2Houston.com)

HOUSTON – A man accused of stabbing both of his parents with a knife before running into a Southwest Houston neighborhood has been shot by a deputy responding to the scene, according to Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office.

The initial call for law enforcement help came in around 10:30 a.m. from the 5600 block of Wigton. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the man about a block away in the area of Cheena and Mullins.

According to information released by Precinct 5, as a deputy tried to make an arrest, the suspect lunged, and the deputy shot him in self-defense. The deputy who fired his weapon is a sergeant and 17 year law enforcement veteran.

The suspect was taken to the hospital by ambulance in stable condition.

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The Houston Police Department took over the investigation and said both the victims were also in stable condition. No deputies were injured.


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