Officer shoots, kills man stabbing woman in face

DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - An officer shot and killed a man who was stabbing a 27-year-old woman in the face and refused to stop early Saturday morning, police said.

The woman was taken to Kern Medical Center where she is listed in stable condition.

Police responded to 7th and Fremont in Delano after getting a call just after 5 a.m. Saturday reporting a domestic disturbance.

Arriving officers reported seeing a man stabbing a woman inside the house. Police said the man ignored their orders to stop, and one officer opened fire.

The man, later identified as Taurino Martinez Guevara, 46, of Delano, died from the gunshot wound.

Police said the woman was stabbed in the face and head and was shot in the knee when the officers fired on Guevara.

She was driven to Kern Medical by ambulance and is expected to survive.

Officials put the officer who shot Guevara and the woman on administrative leave while the Kern County District Attorney's Office investigates the shooting.

The Delano Police Department is also conducting an administrative investigation into the officer-involved shooting.