Updated 09/20/2012 05:09 PM
Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting following stabbing
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HIGH POINT — High Point police shot and kill a man accused of stabbing his neighbor.
The incident started around 5 a.m. Thursday in High Point, when investigators say the man attacked a woman. Police received a 911 call around that time from Sheraton Towers in High Point; a section 8, affordable living housing facility.
"The fire department was here. The police department was here. The ambulance was here. And I came down stairs. They had it all blocked off. They said somebody got killed and there was blood everywhere," said neighbor Rose Osman.
Police say someone called them saying the suspect, David Danny Ferguson, stabbed a woman in the building where they both lived. When police arrived, they say Ferguson still had the knife.
"He goes at and approaches the officers. He refuses their commands to drop the knife so the officers fired upon him," said Chief Marty Sumner of the High Point Police Department
The stabbing victim has already been treated and released from the hospital. However Ferguson died from the gun shots. Police do not know what caused the incident.
"Obviously they know each other. But there are no reports earlier of a confrontation or a fight or anything of that nature," said Sumner.
Some of the residents at Sheraton Towers say the suspect had moved in within the past month and many of them say they were scared and nervous to be around him.
"He was a crazy person. I've never been scared of anything that walks, no human, no animal, but this guy scares me," said Osman.
The SBI is now investigating the shooting and the officers involved are on administrative leave, which is the standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting.