Maryland police officers shoot dead man who killed his father and wounded his mother in a knife attack

Police arrived at Frederick’s home and found an adult female suffering from “superficial” stab wounds inside.

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The Police fatally shot a Maryland man after he unleashed a brutal knife attack on his parents.

Three Frederick County Sheriff’s Office officers shot the unidentified man as he ran toward them early Tuesday morning, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office reported.

His sister called 911 at 2:10 a.m. alleging that her brother was attacking their parents, Sheriff Charles Jenkins said at a news conference.

The Police arrived at Frederick’s home and found an adult female suffering from “superficial” stab wounds inside.

Her husband was found critically injured across the street from the home and died shortly after he was taken to an area hospital. The suspect’s sister was not injured.

Police found the man a few blocks from the house and he was still carrying the gun.

The officers warned him to “drop the knife” before an officer shot him with a “less-lethal bean bag shotgun,” the prosecutor revealed.

“The suspect then quickly moved toward the officers,” authorities said.

Multiple police officers deployed their Tasers and three fired their firearms, killing the man in the street.

Authorities are still trying to piece together what happened at the family’s home early Tuesday morning.

“Inside the house there was a very large crime scene. Virtually throughout the house; top down,” Jenkins said.

“This is a very large crime scene. A pretty gruesome crime scene.”

When the cops arrived at the residence, they found a grisly crime scene where both the mother and father were found with serious stab wounds.

There are no records of previous service calls for the family and the reason is still unknown, the chief said.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the domestic homicide, while the Maryland attorney general investigates the officer-related shooting, 7News reported.

At least three officers have been placed on administrative leave while the state investigates the murder.

None of the officers who fired their weapons were wearing body cameras, but other officers were and recorded parts of the incident. The footage could be released after two weeks.

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