Man killed by officer after holding teen at knifepoint, stabbing her multiple times in south Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – CMPD said a man was shot and killed by a police officer after stabbing a 13-year-old girl at a home in the Ballantyne neighborhood in south Charlotte.

Police said this started when a man forced his way into his ex-wife’s home.

While she was able to get out and let officers know what happened, her daughter was still inside. When officers arrived, they found the 13-year-old girl held at knifepoint.

CMPD says she was stabbed multiple times.

That’s when police said an officer fired a shot and killed the man, who died inside the home.

The girl was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries from multiple stab wounds. CMPD said as of Saturday night, she is in critical but stable condition.

“It’s like really devastating,” said Alec Simon, who lives in the area.

“The fact that it was a 13-year-old, just innocent, and the fact that that guy took her hostage, and she had her whole life ahead of her, and he could have ended it…it’s just not right.”

Sanjay Rajput also lives nearby and said he saw multiple police cars and an ambulance line the neighborhood’s street Saturday night.

“My daughter was outside [at] that time,” Rajput remembered.

“She went to watch the Spiderman movie. So I was worried. I went down to pick her up and she was also scared. It is scary.”

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said no officers were injured. They said the State Bureau of Investigations will take over this case, as is routine for all officer-involved shootings in the state.

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