- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police have shot and killed a man who they say broke into two homes and stabbed a woman in Salt Lake City.

Authorities say that 48-year-old Robert Richard Berger first tried to crawl into the bedroom window of a 2-year-old child about midnight on Wednesday. Detective Greg Wilking says that the toddler’s parents chased the man off.

As an officer was taking a report on that break-in, he heard someone screaming that a woman had been stabbed in a nearby house. Police say that the officer ran to the second house, where the confronted the man and shot him.

The stabbing victim suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Police are investigating the motive for the break-ins.

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