FREDERICK, Md. — A father is dead and a mother is hospitalized after a stabbing in Frederick, Maryland early Tuesday. Deputies arriving at the scene shot and killed the suspect, the son of the victims, whom officials claim was armed.
The Frederick County Sheriff's Office claims deputies were called to a stabbing in the 5800 block of Haller Place by the sister of the suspect around 2:12 a.m. on Tuesday. When the initial deputies arrived on the scene, they found two people suffering from stab wounds and began work to save them.
Three more deputies arrived on scene and claim to have found a man, identified as the son of the victims. Officers began speaking with the man, telling him to "drop the knife."
One officer reportedly used a beanbag shotgun round at the suspect, as well as multiple other officers claiming to have used their tasers.
Three deputies shot the man as he began coming towards them. The man was reportedly armed at the time of the shooting, according to sheriff's office spokesperson Todd Wivell.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.
The father of the suspect, who was stabbed, was taken to an area hospital where they died. The suspect's mother was taken by helicopter to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma for treatment. The sheriff's office described her injuries are superficial.
Frederick County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate, where they located a weapon, according to Wivell. The homicide investigation is ongoing.
The deputies who shot the man were not wearing body-worn cameras. Other officers at the scene were wearing body-worn cameras, which recorded portions of the incident. The Independent Investigations Division generally releases body camera footage within 14 days of an incident.
Additionally, the Maryland Attorney General's Office Independent Investigation Division will conduct a separate investigation into the actions of the three deputies who shot the victim. That investigation is also ongoing.
Investigators have not released any additional information about what led up to the shooting. The identities of those involved have not been made public, that includes their names and ages.
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