(KMOV.com) – Granite City police have identified the man whom they shot after a domestic dispute Saturday.
Authorities said Thomas Noser, 52, beat his mother with a baseball bat inside his home while a 9-year-old child looked on. Officers said they then confronted Noser, who was armed with a knife and refused to drop it, before shooting him twice.
Both Noser and his mother survived.
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(KMOV) – A Granite City Police Officer shot a man after he allegedly charged at police with a knife in the 2400 block of Delmar Avenue Saturday afternoon.
Police say the fight started in a home and ended in the street. Witnesses say they saw a man holding a knife and another man bleeding, appearing to be cut or stabbed.
When officers arrived, they demanded the suspect drop the knife, but the suspect allegedly charged at police. Witnesses say officers fired two shots, hitting the suspect.
The man shot and the two acquaintances he was allegedly fighting with were taken to a local hospital. One of the men is listed in serious condition following a surgery. All three are from the Granite City area.
No officers were hurt during the incident. Illinois State Police are conducting an investigation into the shooting and say the Granite City officer will be interviewed.