Domestic violence victim killed in front of cops
The Associated Press
Posted: 11/13/2009 01:16:15 PM PST
Updated: 11/13/2009 01:16:15 PM PST
LOS ANGELES—Police in Los Angeles continue to investigate the death of a woman who was killed by her estranged boyfriend who only hours earlier had allegedly threatened her.
The deadly stabbing occurred Wednesday in front of horrified police officers who yelled at the attacker to drop the knife. When he failed to do so, an officer fired a single shot through a window. The attacker later died.
As police on Friday continued to probe the deaths, domestic violence groups reeled from news that the attacker reached the woman while officers were monitoring her home. Police say he apparently entered the apartment by climbing in through the bathroom window.
The Los Angeles Police Department and some observers say officers responded appropriately to the domestic violence complaint.
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