NY police confirmed Monday night that a police officer shot a suspect dead after two females were stabbed in the Bronx shortly before 8 p.m.
The officers were responding to a report of two women stabbed at the Hughes House on Hughes Ave. and E. 178th St.in Tremont at about 7:45 p.m., sources said.
Both women, Kathy Hope, 48, and Michelle Sutton, 29, according to the NY Daily News, were hospitalized.
Police have released the identity of a man shot and killed by police in the Bronx Monday night.
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Medics took the man, who has not been identified, to St. Barnabas Hospital, but he couldn't be saved. The armed man did not comply, and instead stepped toward the officers with the knife displayed in his right hand.
When police arrived, two officers encountered Lockhart in the lobby and repeatedly ordered him to drop the knife. At that point, both officers discharged their firearms, striking the suspect multiple times. One female sustained a knife wound to her left arm, the other to her chest and arm.
There is surveillance video of the the initial attack, which police said was unprovoked, as well as body camera footage of the shooting. This footage will be reviewed and included as part of the ongoing investigation.