A man was fatally shot by San Bernardino officers Monday morning after he allegedly stabbed a woman when a Taser that was deployed on him failed to work, police said.
Officers responded to the 1000 block of West 16th Street and were confronted by a man armed with a knife, according to San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Rich Lawhead.
They first tried to subdue him with non-lethal force.
“Initially, they tried a Taser, deployed the Taser," Lawhead said. "As the suspect was hit with the Taser, he immediately started stabbing the victim."
At that point, police fired an unknown amount of times on the man, according to the lieutenant.
He was transported with life-threatening injuries and later died at the hospital. Authorities have not identified him.
The female victim sustained a stab wound to the abdomen and was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Lawhead said she was talking when she left and her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Police had previously responded to the residence where the stabbing and shooting took place multiple times, but the lieutenant did not have any details about the earlier calls.
The incident remained under investigation.