2 dead after shooting, stabbing at officer's home

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say an off-duty county police officer shot and killed his son as the man stabbed his mother at their home.

Capt. Jim Daly, a police spokesman, says the officer fired at his 25-year-old son Wednesday night after he saw him attack his mother with a sharp object in the family's Gaithersburg home. The woman was critically injured and later died at a hospital.

The reason for the fight was not immediately known.

Daly says the officer, whose name has not been released, is a sergeant and 27-year veteran of the department. He has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard.

Police say they will release more information after other family members have been notified.

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