- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SYLMAR, Calif. (AP) - A man suspected of fatally stabbing his mother’s fiance has been shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers during a confrontation.

Police said two officers went to a house in the Sylmar area on Monday after receiving calls about a fight that broke out there.

Capt. Todd Chamberlain told KABC-TV the officers encountered a man covered in blood and holding a knife. When he ignored orders to drop the knife, they shot him.

Investigators have learned that a woman, her two sons and her fiance were in the home when an argument occurred, and one of the sons stabbed his mother’s fiance several times.

The fiance, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead by paramedics.

The suspect was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but later died.

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