Woman Stabs Home Invader to Death in Colorado—Police

A Colorado woman stabbed a home invader to death as he was engaged in a physical altercation with another female resident, according to police.

Police with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) said the fatal stabbing happened at a home in the 10400 block of Ammons Street in Westminster at about 4:00 a.m. on Monday.

According to a police statement, the male home invader broke into the property and was engaged in a "physical altercation" with a woman when another female resident stabbed the man to death.

Deputies who are carrying out an investigation into the incident said the man was known to the residents.

The JCSO said in a November 29 Facebook statement it was carrying out a homicide investigation into the death.

It read: "Upon arrival, deputies discovered one deceased adult male inside the residence. According to a female witness who lives at the residence, the male had forced entry into the home and was stabbed by another female resident during a physical altercation between the male and the witnesses.

"The male was known to residents, and the individuals involved are currently being interviewed by investigators."

It continued: "This is an ongoing investigation and the decedent's name will be released by the coroner's office after notification has been made."

Newsweek has contacted the JCSO for comment.

According to Statista, 1,739 people in the U.S. were murdered by people who used knives or other cutting instruments to carry out the killing in 2020.

It was the third most common way a victim was murdered in the United States, behind unstated firearms at 4,863 and handguns at 8,029.

On Thanksgiving Day, a Georgia teenager was charged with stabbing his mother.

Authorities said Marcia Chance, 42, had been stabbed to death at her home near Lawrenceville.

Her son, Varian Hibbert, 18 years old, who was at the scene of the stabbing, was arrested and later charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony.

Varian Hibbert is now being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center, according to Gwinnett County police.

Earlier this month, an 11-year-old boy was stabbed to death during an argument with a 9-year-old over a Nerf gun.

The two children had been playing with the toy in Ridgebury Township, Pennsylvania when the scuffle broke out over the toy.

During a tug-of-war over the toy, the 9-year-old allegedly fatally cut the other boy with a knife he was holding.

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