Police: Man attacking 2 ignores orders, fatally shot

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a man attacking two people at a Virginia home was fatally shot after ignoring officers’ orders to stop.

Richmond Police spokesman Gene Lepley said by telephone Wednesday that two officers called to a home found a man stabbed and a woman being attacked. He says officers ordered the man to stop, he refused and at least one officer fired, striking him.

Lepley says the man was pronounced dead at a hospital and two stabbing victims were in surgery. He says the people involved knew each other and it started with an encounter at a nearby store.

Lepley didn’t know the races of the officers or man who was shot. He says a special team will investigate the shooting and the officers are on administrative leave.

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