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Police shot and killed a man in Oakland Gardens last night after he stabbed himself and his wife, according to officials.

Police shot and killed a man wielding a knife, after he had stabbed his wife and himself, according to officials.

The incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. on 223rd Place in Oakland Gardens on Thursday, when police received a call of a 50-year-old man stabbing himself.

When police arrived, his wife, identified by neighbors as Sharon, was bleeding from stab wounds from her neck and chest.

Police ordered the man to drop the knife, and when he refused, officers shot him in the chest, police said.

“I heard one shot, then two rapid fire,” said local Michael Yonkolowitz.

The suspect was taken to North Shore Hospital in Manhasset where he was pronounced dead.

Sharon was also transported to the hospital and is listed in critical condition, according to officials.

Residents say Sharon lived in the rental home, at 61st Avenue and 224th Street, for two decades, along with a teenage daughter, and that they are “lovely, wonderful people.”

“It’s not a family you would ever think [this would happen to],” neighbors said.

 

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