Knife-wielding suspect shot and killed by NYPD while holding his father hostage after stabbing child to death

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NEW YORK, NY - New York Police officers ended a dangerous standoff on the Fouth of July with a suspect who allegedly stabbed an eight-year-old boy to death and was holding his own 43-year-old father at knife-point, successfully rescuing the hostage.

The suspect, 20, reportedly refused several commands to drop the knife and an NYPD officer fired a single shot, striking the assailant. The officers rendered aid until he was brought to an area hospital where he died.

CBS News reported that the incident likely began with a domestic dispute but added that details are unclear. However, the unnamed suspect and eight-year-old victim may have been brothers or step-brothers. The mother of the eight-year-old victim, aged 29, and believed to be the suspect's stepmother, was also injured according to The New York Post.

The NYPD posted an image of the knife recovered from the grisly scene.
Both parents were transported to an area hospital where they are being treated. An eight-month-old baby was also in the apartment but was unharmed.

Police were alerted to the dispute when the mother ran outside bleeding and "pleading for her life," NYPD Chief John Chell told reporters. He explained that officers "gave repeated commands, both in English and Spanish, to drop the knife. He did not. One officer fired one round, striking the target, saving that man’s life."

“They have to use their weapons to save this man’s life and that is what they did,” Chell said.

"This was a tragic and horrific event," he told the press, according to The New York Times. “This is a domestic incident. There is a relationship with all them here, and we’ll figure that out.”
Kaz Daughtry, the deputy commissioner of operations, told the outlet that officers responding to the scene were devastated to learn that the eight-year-od did not survive the attack. "One of them said, ‘We wish we could have got here a little sooner to save this young life.’"
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Good Job make The officer a Detective 3rd grade he deserves it.

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