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Man Who Stabbed Mother Shot Dead by Houston Police

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013  |  Updated 11:57 AM CDT
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Man Who Stabbed Mother Shot Dead by Houston Police

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Houston police say an officer fatally shot a man who stabbed his mother during an argument in an apartment.

Police responding to a domestic disturbance call Thursday evening encountered 22-year-old Matthew Swiney, who answered the door armed with a hammer.

Authorities say Swiney then shut the door and barricaded himself in the apartment. Officers heard a woman, later identified as Swiney's 47-year-old mother, screaming. The officers saw through a window Swiney armed with a knife and dragging his mother.

Police say after Swiney ignored multiple commands to drop the knife, Officer A. Garza Jr. shot him. Swiney died at a local hospital. His mother, who had stab wounds, was listed in serious condition.

The shooting is being reviewed by police and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

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