LITTLEFIELD, Texas — A Littlefield Police Department police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man suspected of stabbing three people.
Shortly after 8 a.m., the Littlefield Police Department received a call of a stabbing in progress at the Our Place Community Center.
There, police say, an 18-year-old male stabbed three individuals — two of which were transported to a local hospital.
"Littlefield Police Officers responded to the scene and located the suspect approximately two blocks from the Community Services Center, still armed with a knife," stated Texas Department of Public Safety Lieutenant Bryan Witt. "The suspect refused verbal commands to drop the knife and was shot by an officer."
The male suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
"A knife used by the suspect was secured at the scene," according to a statement from the Littlefield Police Department.
"The Texas Rangers will conduct the officer involved shooting investigation and report their findings to the district attorney's office," stated the department.