DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police say a woman is cooperating with detectives after she shot and killed a man as he stabbed her around 7:30 p.m. Friday at 400 S. St. Augustine Dr.
Police say Angela Martin, 44, is the assistant manager of the apartment complex at which the shooting happened.
On Friday evening, Martin was sitting in her car, talking to an unidentified female resident. Police say the two began arguing, which prompted the woman’s husband, 52-year-old Louis Rodriguez, to come over.
Police say Rodriguez joined the “fight” between his wife and Martin.
Feeling uneasy, Martin placed a handgun on her lap that was inside her purse, and remained inside her vehicle.
It was then that Rodriguez pulled a knife out and began stabbing Martin.
In self-defense, Martin fired her handgun several times at Rodriguez, ultimately killing him.
As shots were fired, Rodriguez’s brother, whose name is unknown, was accidentally hit by a bullet in the abdomen.
The brother was reportedly trying to stop Rodriguez from stabbing Martin.
The brother was taken to Baylor Hospital where he is currently recovering. Martin also went to Baylor Hospital for treatment.
After she was treated, Martin was escorted by police to DPD headquarters, where she gave a statement to homicide detectives.
Police say the story matches eye witness accounts of those people at the scene.
Martin will be released, police say, and a grand jury referral will be made.
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