An East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who was stabbing a woman at a home on Maplewood Drive on Saturday, authorities said.
The man who was killed, Anthony McKinney, 46, was arrested Sept. 22 on domestic abuse battery with child endangerment, as well as aggravated assault, and had just bonded out Friday night, according to Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.
The woman who was stabbed was at a local hospital in critical condition with multiple stab wounds, Hicks said. She said McKinney had been released on $1,500 bond.
East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the house after the victim made a frantic 911 call screaming for help shortly after 3 p.m., Hicks said.
“An officer made entry in the residence and was confronted with a person armed with a knife,” Hicks said. “Shots were fired.”
A neighbor, Wayne Robinson, said he saw Emergency Medical Services personnel taking a woman out of the house around 3:15 p.m.
“She was covered in blood, they were cutting the clothes off of her,” Robinson said. “They kept wiping the blood down off of her.”
He said he knew the couple that lived at the Maplewood Street address as husband and wife and that the man had just been released from jail, although he wasn’t certain why he had been incarcerated.
McKinney has a lengthy criminal record with arrests on armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and other counts, court records show.
The incident came just two days after elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Capitol for a candlelight observance to remember the lives lost to domestic abuse and to discuss legislation and initiatives aimed at preventing a further loss of life.
About 100 people attended the event Thursday night, with some holding signs displaying the names of domestic abuse victims and others reading, “Love shouldn’t hurt.”
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff Sid Gautreaux noted at Thursday’s event that Louisiana consistently ranks high in domestic violence deaths. To better handle incidents, he said, law enforcement officers need to gain both adequate training and the trust of the victims.
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