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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 


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