Police Shoot and Kill Man Who Stabbed His Aunt to Death

Both the man and his aunt died from their injuries.

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Police shot and killed a man who stabbed his aunt to death in South Philadelphia.

Police responded to a home on the 2000 block of South Beechwood Street at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived they found a 36-year-old man who was stabbing a 72-year-old woman.

Two of the officers used a Taser on the man but it had no effect, according to police. They then ordered the man to drop his knife but he allegedly did not comply and instead lunged at the officers.

One of the officers then pulled out a gun and opened fire, shooting the man at least once.

The man was taken to Presbyterian Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:10 p.m. The man's aunt, who suffered multiple stab wounds throughout her body, was also taken to Presbyterian where she was pronounced dead at 5:37 p.m.

Kristen Johanson of KYW Newsradio reported the woman was the suspect's aunt. Police have not yet revealed their identities. They also recovered the knife.

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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