From Christine Vendel: According to police ... The suspect (age 33) allegedly kicked in the front door in the 7400 block of Walrond Avenue about 1:10 a.m. (Sunday). During a struggle on the living room floor, the boyfriend was stabbed once in the chest and cut on his back.
The estranged wife woke up and saw the fight. The suspect allegedly chased her outside and tried to force her and their children, ages seven to 11, into his vehicle. The boyfriend emerged from the house with a shotgun and fired it once in the air, scaring the suspect away.
The boyfriend initially refused medical attention, but police convinced him to go to a hospital. He underwent emergency surgery, but was expected to survive.