Police shoot, kill man who allegedly stabbed 3 people in North Bergen

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — Police shot and killed a man after he allegedly stabbed three people in New Jersey and fought through officers pepper spraying him, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office.

Police were called at 3:20 a.m. Monday to a home on Union Turnpike near Givernaud Terrace in North Bergen about a fight, the prosecutor's office said.

When they arrived, they found a woman suffering from multiple stab wounds. She directed officers to the back of the house where a second stabbing victim and the suspect were.

Prosectuors said police tried to deescalate the situation as they rendered aid to both women who were stabbed. Officers used pepper spray on the culprit but when that was unsuccessful, two officers opened fire, striking the man in his torso.

Winston Espino Sanchez, 45, of Union City, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Two women, ages 31 and 34, were taken to a hospital for stab wounds. Their conditions were not released. A third stabbing victim, a 33-year-old man, was later found by police, taken to a hospital for treatment and released.

Both officers involved in the shooting were taken to a hospital to be evaluated, the prosecutor's office said.