A Charlotte, North Carolina man has been shot dead after repeatedly stabbing his 13-year-old stepdaughter.
Police were called to the Ballantyne neighborhood in South Charlotte where they say the unidentified man had broken into his ex-wife's home. WBTV reports that while the ex-wife was able to get out and let officers know what happened, her daughter was still inside. When officers arrived, they found the 13-year-old girl held at knifepoint.
CMPD says she was stabbed multiple times. An CMPD officer shot the ex-husband who died inside of the home.
The girl was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries from multiple stab wounds. Reports say that she is in critical but stable condition.
There is no word yet on if this is the deceased's first violent offense but, neighbors as suspecting that this could have been the conclusion of a very horrific home life. We are truly thankful that this young girl's life wasn't cut short due to her stepfather's anger.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said no officers were injured. They said the State Bureau of Investigations will take over this case, as is routine for all officer-involved shootings in the state.