Police in central Illinois shot a man suspected of stabbing a woman early Thursday, authorities said.
Two Decatur police officers shot the man after he charged at them while armed with a knife, Decatur Police Chief Shane Brandel said in a news release.
The officers were responding to a domestic vioplence call shortly before 4 a.m. and discovered a 34-year-old woman had been stabbed in her back, an arm and a hip and had a cut on her chest. Brandel said. She was released from a hospital Thursday, Brandel said.
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The man was shot in both hands and his right arm, Brandel said. He was taken to a hospital.
Brandel identified the man as Steven L. Hirstein, 43. after his hospital release, Hirstein will be charged with attempted murder, aggravated domestic battery and aggravated assault, Brandel said.
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The officers weren’t injured. Brandel didn’t identify them but said one is an eight-year veteran and the other recently completed his first year as an officer.
It wasn’t clear whether Hirstein has an attorney who might comment on his behalf.
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The Illinois State Police will investigate the shooting and forward their findings to prosecutors for review, Brandel said.