Update @ 10:40 a.m.: A man fatally stabbed a woman and her two children today in their Riverside home during an apparent domestic dispute and was later shot by police when they found him at a freeway overpass, police officials said.
The attack was reported shortly before 7 a.m. in a single-story house in the 10400 block of Granger Court, near Mobley Avenue, on the west end of the city, according to Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint.
“Officers arrived within moments after the 911 call and found three victims of a stabbing,” Toussaint said. “They rendered medical aid, and the victims were transported to a local hospital, where they were pronounced deceased.”
The mother and children were not immediately identified.
Toussaint said witnesses provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle, which was spotted a short time later parked at Interstate 15 and the Riverside (91) Freeway interchange.
“Corona police officers tried to make contact with the suspect, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the lieutenant said.
He said the suspect — thought to be an estranged husband or boyfriend of the woman, according to various media reports –.was rushed to a hospital.
His identity is being withheld and his condition was not immediately known.
Original: A woman and two children were stabbed to death today in Riverside, allegedly by a man who was later shot by police near the Corona Metrolink station.
Police called to the 10400 block of Granger Court about 7 a.m. found the woman, a 4-year-old boy and a year-old girl with stab wounds.
They were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.
About 15 minutes later, authorities found the suspect on a report of suspicious activity near the 91 and 15 freeways, according to media reports from the scene.
The suspect was shot and hospitalized in unknown condition.
The suspect was thought to be an estranged husband or boyfriend of the woman, according to various media reports.
The identities of the victims and the suspect were not immediately released.