EDEN, N.C. -- Arielle Dominguez ran outside when she heard a little girl begging for help.
“We just heard her saying, ‘Help me,’ and then she was screaming,” Dominguez said. “She was bleeding out.”
Moments later, Dominguez says the girl’s mother ran out with blood dripping from her neck.
“She was frantic running around saying that someone needed to save her baby,” she said.
A lieutenant with Eden police says he believes the victims are a 44-year-old mother and her 7-year-old daughter.
They were stabbed inside an apartment at the Brownstone Commons apartment complex in Eden, according to police.
Police say the suspect ran off but was confronted by officers a few blocks away near Knott Street and New Street.
An officer shot the suspect, who is now at a local hospital.
“Anytime a law enforcement officer has to use their firearm to stop a threat, it’s a serious time in our community,” Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page said.
Police aren’t saying what led to the stabbings but they did say the victims and the suspect are all alive and being treated for the injuries.
The case is now being handled by the State Bureau of Investigation, a standard procedure during officer-involved shootings.