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Cop Shoots Man Suspected of Killing His Ex-Girlfriend and 4-Year-Old Son After He Lunges With Knife: Police

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    Cop Shoots Double Murder Suspect After Knife Attack: Police

    Police confirmed that the man shot by officers Thursday evening after he lunged at them with a knife is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old son last week. Brian Thompson reports. (Published Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015)

    Police confirmed that the man shot by officers Thursday evening in New Jersey after he allegedly lunged at them with a knife is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old son, who were found dead in their New Jersey home last week.

    The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Jose Ronald Santos-Alvarez, allegedly lunged at one of the officers with a knife after they encountered the suspect on Clay Street in Hackensack. The officer's partner then shot the suspect.

    An arrest warrant had been issued for Santos-Alvarez,  the former restaurant worker suspected of strangling Monika Potoczniak and their son, Christopher. He is charged with two counts of murder.

    Both the wounded officer and Santos-Alvarez were taken to Hackensack University Medical Center.

    The officer suffered minor wounds, according to police. Santos-Alvarez's condition was unknown; he underwent surgery overnight.