A man who was fatally shot by police in San Bernardino, after he allegedly stabbed his wife in front of them, was identified on Tuesday.
Michael Peacor, 56, of San Bernardino, was shot by officers who responded to a home around 11 a.m. on 16th Street and Massachusetts, and allegedly saw him stabbing his wife, police said in a news release. Responding officers heard a woman screaming from inside the home, and allegedly saw Peacor holding a knife and threatening the woman. Police told Peacor to drop his weapon, but he did not comply with their orders.
“Initially, they tried a Taser, deployed the Taser,” San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Rich Lawhead said. “As the suspect was hit with the Taser, he immediately started stabbing the victim.”
The woman was stabbed multiple times in the abdomen and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Peacor was also taken to a hospital, but he died a short time later, police said.
Police said Peacor’s behavior that led to the shooting appeared to be drug-induced.