Man killed by Dearborn officer during alleged knife attack on girlfriend

Posted at 10:53 AM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 16:52:25-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 43-year-old man is dead after critically injuring his 39-year-old girlfriend in an alleged knife attack.

Dearborn police say there have been multiple domestic violence calls to the apartment where the couple stayed. During the attack, which happened early Sunday morning, police say the woman was stabbed multiple times by the suspect in her face, head and throat.

The woman called 911 around 6:22 a.m., telling dispatch that she was being assaulted by her boyfriend. When officers arrived at the apartment, they found the couple in the apartment's bathroom. Responding officers went into rapid response.

During the encounter the suspect was shot and killed by a 15-year veteran of the department.

Dearborn police also say the boyfriend was wanted for multiple felonies. The investigation is still ongoing.