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Suspect In Triple-Stabbing Incident Shot, Killed

Two people died and at least 14 were woulded as a result of a shooting in Greenville late Saturday night.
Hunt County Sheriff's Dept.

In southern Hunt County, three people were stabbed yesterday and the suspect in the incident was shot and killed by a Hunt County Sheriff’s deputy. The Greenville-Herald Banner reports that at about 8:30 last night, officers responded to a call saying that three people, including two teenagers and one adult man had been stabbed.

The incident is said to have happened at a home on Telegraph Road, just outside the Quinlan city limits. Officials said that a Hunt County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at the home to see a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle leaving the scene. Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks told the Herald-Banner that a brief chase followed and eventually led to the intersection of Highway 34 and Panther Path. The suspect crashed his vehicle there. Officials said that the suspect then got out of his vehicle and charged the deputy. The sheriff’s deputy shot the suspect, who died at the scene, officials say.

The two teenaged stabbing victims were in the suspect’s vehicle at the time. The adult stabbing victim was at the home on Telegraph road, officials said. All three were taken to a local emergency rooms with non-life-threatening injuries, they said.

The identities of all involved have not been released as of this report. The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident, and the deputy as has been placed on leave, in compliance with policy regarding officer-involved shootings.

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