Parolee killed by CA police after confrontation

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP)

Authorities say a parolee suspected of stabbing his girlfriend more than 30 times has been shot and killed by police on a highway in Fairfield after he lunged at officers with a knife.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1796vHt) 24-year-old Deonte Traylor confronted officers early Tuesday when they responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex. Officers found a woman who had been stabbed at least 30 times. She was taken to a hospital where she was listed in critical condition.

Traylor escaped and fled on foot to Highway 12, where authorities say he attacked officers with a knife. Officers opened fire and Traylor was taken to a hospital where he died.

Police say Traylor was on parole for robbery and had a lengthy criminal history.
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