Man with knife who says he stabbed his mom is shot by police

Posted at 9:48 AM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 12:48:11-04

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a central California man who called 911 and admitted stabbing his mother to death was later shot by officers after he advanced on them while clutching a kitchen knife.

Twenty-two-year-old Miguel Carranza is expected to survive and is in custody on suspicion of murder.

Carranza called 911 Saturday to report that someone had been killed at the Fresno home he shared with his mother and sister. As the conversation continued, the caller eventually told the dispatcher that he had stabbed his mother.

Officials say he was shot after ignoring commands to drop the knife while walking toward officers.