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New Castle police shoot suspect who they say was attacking woman

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – Indiana State Police are investigating a police-involved shooting after they say a man who was attacking a woman was shot by a New Castle police officer.

Police were called to a home on Church St. around 9:40 p.m. Sunday for a domestic disturbance. There had been a report of a man with a large knife chasing a woman in the yard.

Two officers responded to the home. As one of the officers entered the backyard, he was met by a woman running from the knife-wielding suspect.

Police say the suspect stabbed the woman in the neck with a knife, and that's when the officer shot and hit him.

Brandon Flowers

The suspect, Brandon Lee Flowers, 41, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The female stabbing victim, who we are not naming, was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in Indianapolis with serious wounds.

ISP say Flowers and stabbing victim were acquaintances and had been involved in some sort of domestic dispute prior to the officer’s arrival.