HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR (WMC) - Police officers in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, shot and killed a man who was stabbing his 20-year-old daughter.
Police Chief James Smith said officers were called to North Ninth Street just after 1 a.m. in search of a wanted person--one day after they went to the same house for a domestic disturbance.
Upon arriving, officers saw Rumondale Jones, 39, stabbing his 20-year-old daughter, Adrianna Woods. Woods later died of her injuries.
Woods is the mother of a 2-year-old son who was also in the house when this happened. He was not injured.
"It was heartbreaking because it's your child. How could you do that to your child?" neighbor Candris Robinson said.
When officers arrived, they yelled Jones to put the knife down. Instead of complying, Jones turned and charged at the officers. Officers then shot and killed him, Smith said.
Jones' mother, Vivian, was also in the house at the time. Investigators said Jones stabbed her when she tried to stop him. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
The officer who fired the shot is relieved of duty with pay pending an investigation.
Arkansas State Police are assisting with the investigation.