Agencies: El Paso Police Department Texas
Last updated: 7 months ago
A West Texas man accused of murdering his estranged wife and stabbing another man was shot dead by police after he confronted investigators while armed with a knife, authorities said Tuesday.
El Paso police said 38-year-old Charles Edward Morales killed 35-year-old Annette Hernandez and stabbed 41-year-old Adrian Archuleta.
Officers responded to a stabbing call about 2 a.m. Monday and were met by Archuleta. He directed them to Hernandez’s apartment, where she was found dead. The investigation revealed that both were attacked inside the apartment.
Later Monday morning, officers confronted Morales at an East El Paso house. When they saw he was armed with a knife, officers attempted to subdue him using a stun gun, police said. When that failed to stop him, an officer shot and killed Morales, police said.