Man who police shot as he stabbed woman has died


A man shot by police last week while he was stabbing a woman died from his injuries at an Indianapolis hospital, state police said Tuesday.

TRENDING: National Weather Service confirms 13 tornado touchdowns in Ohio 

The incident originally occurred on Oct. 30 at a home in the 1000 block of Church Street in New Castle, Ind., located about 30 miles west of Richmond, Ind. Police were dispatched to original reports of a domestic disturbance where a man with a large knife was chasing a woman in the yard. 

TRENDING: 15-year-old shot, killed at local gas station

Officers found the man, later identified as Brandon Lee Flowers, 41, of New Castle, was standing over the woman, and stabbed her in the neck, state police said in a media release. After ignoring commands, police said they were forced to shoot Flowers to stop his ‘deadly assault’ on the woman. 

>>Latest local news

Flowers was transported to an Indianapolis hospital where he succumbed to his injuries Tuesday. 

The woman, Erin Mahin, 38, was also transported to an Indianapolis hospital, but has been recently released from the hospital and is expected to recover from her injuries. 

State police said the incident remains under investigation. 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in

Car fleeing police with doors open strikes pedestrians, flees from scene
Car fleeing police with doors open strikes pedestrians, flees from scene

At least two people were injured when a car fled down an alley with its doors open as the driver attempted to elude police, according to witnesses. Police responded to an alley in the area of Norman and Eastview avenues around 1:45 a.m. A woman who was hit said there were several people standing in an alley when the suspect saw police come down the...
Passenger high on 'loveboat' shoots, kills driver on interstate, police say
Passenger high on 'loveboat' shoots, kills driver on interstate, police say

Jacksonville, Florida, officers say a man was high on "loveboat" when he shot and killed a driver on I-95. Police said 32-year-old Tyrell Brown was sleeping in the passenger seat of 25-year-old Steven Shawn Grady's car as they drove through Jacksonville on Sunday. The group was traveling from Orlando to North Carolina. At one point,...
Passing showers possible this evening, colder for Thanksgiving
Passing showers possible this evening, colder for Thanksgiving

Windy and milder today Few passing rain/snow showers in evening Colder for Thanksgiving Today: It will start off quiet and chilly, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Clouds will increase through the day. It will become windy with gusts up to 30 mph. Highs will climb to about 50. There’s a chance for passing showers from about...
Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center
Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute. Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic . Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM. No incidents to report No incidents to...
Son likely killed parents, then himself in double murder-suicide, police say
Son likely killed parents, then himself in double murder-suicide, police say

A dentist in Washington state didn't show up for an appointment Saturday, so just after 7 p.m., a family member called the King County sheriff. What they found has devastated a family and touched people in Sammamish and Seattle, where he and his wife worked. Dr. Rick Nicolini, his wife and adult son were all found dead inside their home in Sammamish's...
More Stories