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Chicago police shoot, kill man stabbing ex-wife in Gage Park

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Chicago Police shot and killed a man who attacked his ex-wife with a foot-long butcher knife after "laying in wait" outside her Gage Park neighborhood home Sunday night, authorities said.

"This is, without a doubt, a classic example of Chicago Police serving and protecting," said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden. "They wind up saving the woman's life."

About 10 p.m. police were called to the woman's house in the 5200 block of South Mozart Street because her ex-husband was apparently following her, in violation of an order of protection, Camden said.

The woman told police she had been at a store near West 51st Street and South Kedzie Avenue when she ran into her ex-husband, Guadalupe Aguilar, authorities said.

He was "stalking her, saw her at the store . . . and had a large butcher knife tucked in the back of his pants," Camden said.

Aguilar then followed her home, but appeared to leave after police were called, Camden said.

However, instead of leaving the area, he apparently parked a block away and snuck into her back yard where he was "laying in wait" with the knife, Camden said.

Meanwhile, officers in front of the home asked the woman if she had a copy of the order of protection. She went to retrieve the document, walking around the house to enter through a rear door.

Then they heard her scream, Camden said.

When officers ran to the gangway, they saw Aguilar on top of the woman, stabbing her with a knife, Chicago Police said in a statement.

They are "about three feet away from him, he sees them, jumps up and starts coming at the officers with the butcher knife in hand," Camden said.

One of the officers drew a gun and shot Aguilar, Camden said.

The 39-year-old was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with several stab wounds, but her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, Camden said.

The officers were not injured and a weapon was recovered from the scene, police said. Camden said the butcher knife had an approximately 12-inch-long blade.

The Independent Police Review Authority, which reviews all police-involved shootings, is investigating.

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