Domestic disturbance ends with 2 dead, officer injured

December 20, 2019 GMT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A domestic disturbance Thursday in Davis ended with a man and woman dead and an officer injured, police said.

Officers responding to a call of a family disturbance saw a woman on the floor of the house but couldn’t immediately check on her because a man at the door and blocked them from entering, Davis Police spokesman Lt. Mike Muñoz.

The man was holding a knife, police said.

The conflict escalated and officers shot and killed the man, Muñoz said.

After the shooting, officers checked on the woman and found she was dead.

Muñoz said the woman was in her 60s and the man in his 20s but that information about their relationship “would not be released at this time”.

However, police online records show a call about a son being verbally aggressive and making threats and officers had been to the house several times before, KCRA-TV reported.

How the officer was injured is under investigation. He was taken to a hospital and treated for minor injuries and released, Muñoz said.