SAN DIEGO - A woman suspected of stabbing her 9-year-old son was shot and killed by a San Diego police officer after police say she charged at the officer with a large kitchen knife.
The woman was also suspected of striking her 15-year-old son in the head with a vase, said San Diego police Lt. Jorge Duran.
Officers dispatched at 12:12 a.m. to the 6800 block of Quebec Court on several 911 calls located the children suffering from several stab wounds and head trauma. Paramedics rushed them to Rady Children's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Duran said.
"As officers checked the area for the suspect, they were flagged down by a male also suffering from stab wounds," Duran said. "The male told officers that his girlfriend was acting irrationally and had stabbed him and their children."
Paramedics took the man to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Duran said.
Other 911 callers reported that the woman was in the parking lot of 6800 Quebec Court still armed with a large kitchen knife and threatening other residents. One responding officer found the woman in the parking lot, still holding the knife, Duran said.
The woman was threatening two males who were attempting to calm her down when the officer ordered her several times to drop the knife. The woman refused and raised the knife above her head and charged at the officer, Duran said.
Duran said the officer feared he would be assaulted and fired his duty weapon, striking the woman. She died at the scene. Her identity has not been released.
Police did not release the name of the officer, but said he was a five-year San Diego Police Department veteran.