Police: Man shot by officers stabbed ex-girlfriend
A woman is stabbed and the suspect police say is responsible is hurt after shots were fired by police Wednesday afternoon.
"I could hear a commotion,” said Beverly McEachern.
The commotion came from a house on the 400 block of Garfield Avenue. Inside, a man stabbed a woman. Beverly McEachern lives across the street.
"It's upsetting because a couple of years ago it was so peaceful and quiet down through here."
Newark police have identified Raymond David Taylor as a suspect. Authorities said after the stabbing, the 36-year-old led police on a chase to a field in rural Licking County that ended with police shooting their guns.
Newark Police Sergeant Clint Eskins saidTaylor is known by authorities.
"He has an extensive criminal history. So, he's actually been arrested as of recently prior to this for domestic charges."
Back at the house, family members of the victim, identified as a woman, rushed to the scene. Family members said the victim was in a relationship with Taylor.
Carl Berkshire visited her in the hospital.
"She got stabbed in the back of the neck. She got cut going across her, like the side of her neck and she got cut marks going through her hands where she was trying to take the blade from him."
Authorities said Taylor was taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries. The stabbing victim was taken to a Columbus hospital.
Loved ones said her injuries are bad, but they're breathing a sigh of relief.
"[It's] not too good but she's going to make it."