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Fort Wayne Police Kill Man While He Fatally Stabbed His Daughter

Last updated on Monday, June 3, 2013

(SOUTH BEND) - Police have fatally shot a South Bend man while he was stabbing his 6-year-old daughter.

She also died from her wounds.

Police arrived at the family's apartment about 5 a.m. Sunday. They forced themselves inside after hearing a girl screaming and found the man on top of his daughter, stabbing her repeatedly before one of the officers shot him. The man died at the scene, WNDU-TV and WSBT-TV reported.

The 6-year-old girl later died at a hospital.

Their names haven't been released. Neighbors tell WSBT the family is originally from Kenya and moved to South Bend area two years ago.

Assistant Commander Lt. Dave Wells of the Metro Homicide Unit in South Bend tell WNDU the 6-year-old's mother also suffered several lacerations and stab wounds, but is expected to survive.

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