Long Island shooting leaves suspect dead, 3 officers injured

A police-involved shooting Saturday morning on Long Island left a suspect dead and three officers injured, Suffolk County Police said.

Police identified the suspect as Taiquell Woodson, 33.

Police responded to a 911 call just after 9 a.m. regarding a domestic dispute on Udall Road in Bay Shore.

Suffolk County police said one of the officers opened the screen door and was charged by Woodson, with a large knife. The officer fell into the snow in the front yard.

Police said Woodson jumped on top of the officer with a knife and started stabbing him multiple times in the right arm. 

"Woodson also attempted to stab him in the chest, but fortunately the knife did not penetrate through the officer's vest. One officer deployed his Taser, which was unsuccessful. A third officer fired a service weapon, striking Woodson and stopping the attack," Suffolk County acting police commissioner Robert Waring said. 

"This was a justified shooting. Without the decisive actions of these officers, one of our officers would have been killed today," Waring said. 

The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

Three police officers were transported to a hospital.

"When the officer arrived and was stabbed multiple times, he had wounds to his hands, both forearms as well as his face. Some of these wounds were significant enough that it required the quick actions of his partners to apply a tourniquet to stop the bleeding," the doctor who treated the officer said.