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Santa Monica police shoot, kill man stabbing ex-girlfriend

Santa Monica police shot and killed a man Wednesday evening as he was stabbing his ex-girlfriend, authorities said.

The officers were responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 2400 block of Ocean Park Boulevard shortly after 6.45 p.m., said Lt. Jay Trisler, spokesman for the Santa Monica Police Department. When they reached the scene, the woman’s boyfriend flagged down the officers and directed them to her apartment, Trisler said.

The door was locked, so the officers forced their way in through a window. Inside, they found a woman on the ground with a man straddling her, stabbing at her face and torso, Trisler said. He said the officers told the man to stop, but he continued stabbing the woman.

“Two officers fired a total of four shots,” he said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

“It appears to be a domestic dispute,” Trisler said. “The suspect was her ex-boyfriend.”

Police did not immediately release the identity of the victim or suspect.


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Photo: Marie Stone witnessed a man entering the apartment next door through a window and called 911 after hearing the screams of a woman. Police would later break into the apartment and shoot a man as he was stabbing his ex-girlfriend.  Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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It would be astonishing news if it turned out this guy was high on weed. It would barely be news at all if he was an alcohol abuser, alcohol abuse is notorious for causing domestic violence, and always has been.

So what happens if an alcohol abusing perp is on parole or probation and not allowed to use alcohol as a condition of their supervision?
What happens is they get tested for weed and better not fail. Much harder to test them for alcohol since any evidence of use is eliminated from the body much more quickly. Sounds really stupid to me, testing people who've caused problems with their alcohol use much more effectively for weed than for whether they're using the substance that makes them a danger to the community. Correct me if I'm wrong, probation/parole officers.

Justice served!

i personally knew this man and ...yes... he did a very bad thing...
he got what he deserved...
he was the most jolly man i have ever met...
always laughing and telling jokes....

what he did was so out of character for him that i am
absolutely stunned!!!

damn you frank !!!
i pray janeta is doing well !

Dude was warned twice by the police and he still would not stop stabbing the woman. Can't blame the police on this one, they did what they had to do. Seems like the new boyfriend could have done more.


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