The man, whose identity was not released, stabbed and slashed the throat of his 8-year-old son and also stabbed the boy’s 13-year-old friend, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said in a news conference aired on an ABC affiliate.
He also assaulted his 15-year-old daughter. He then walked four blocks to a friend’s house where he stabbed one woman and punched another.
Police went to the house after getting calls about shots fired and confronted him when he came out, the station reported.
“He’s got his hand in his pocket. They tell him several times to take his hand out. He abruptly takes his hand out and they fire multiple times, striking him,” Ross said. No gun was recovered from the scene, according to the station.