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Man accused of stabbing Nashville couple shot in West Texas

Posted at 10:40 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 11:40:47-04

NASHVILLE, TN — The man accused of fatally stabbing a man and injuring his wife in Nashville has been shot during a confrontation with law enforcement in West Texas.

Peter Alexander Bohning, of Connecticut, is accused of killing a man and critically injuring his wife during a reported robbery at their home near Sylvan Park on Friday.

A Gaines County deputy was stabbed in the altercation and is being taken to an El Paso hospital. The deputy's injury is reportedly not life threatening

According to Metro Nashville police, a Gaines County deputy encountered Bohning while responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle. That vehicle, a gray Toyota Camry, was the same one Bohning allegedly took from the victims' Cherokee Road home.

The deputy was stabbed during the altercation and was taken to an El Paso area hospital. The deputy’s injury was not thought to be life-threatening. The nature of Bohning’s injuries was not clear. Gaines County, Texas is located about four hours northeast of El Paso.

On Friday, police say Bohning approached a couple in their 50s while they were on their back porch and told them he was lost and needed directions. He allegedly attacked the couple, stabbing them with a sharp object. The woman was able to get in the house, lock the door behind her and run through the front door. She was found in the street, bleeding from her neck. Her husband was found seriously injured on the back porch.

Both were sent to the hospital with critical injuries, but the man later succumbed to his injuries. Bohning is facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

This story was originally published byLaken Bowles at WTVF.