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Mom, 2 kids killed in Riverside stabbing; police shoot suspect

August 30, 2012 | 10:55 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

A mother and her two young children were fatally stabbed Thursday in their Riverside home, by the mother’s estranged boyfriend or husband, authorities said.

Riverside Police Lt. Guy Toussaint said the suspect was later shot in a confrontation with Corona police officers and taken to a hospital. The extent of his injuries were unknown.

“This is a domestic violence situation,” Toussaint said. “We do not believe the suspect and victim were legally married, but they were involved in a domestic relationship that we believe had ended.”

He said it was not yet clear whether the suspect was the father of the two children.

Toussaint said police were called about 6:50 a.m. to the home in the 10400 block of Granger Court on the west side of Riverside. They found three victims, an adult woman and two young children, one about 1 and the other about 4 years old, he said. All had been stabbed. They were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

A short time later, Toussaint said Corona police received a call about a person who matched the description of the suspect walking away from a car near the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways in Corona.

When police responded, a confrontation occurred, and the man was shot by officers.

The identities of the victims and the suspect have not been released.

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Image: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

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