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updated: 1/28/2014 7:54 PM

DeKalb police kill Malta man attacking family

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DEKALB, Ill. -- DeKalb police say an officer shot and killed a Malta man who was observed attacking family members with a knife at their home.

In a statement, Police Chief Gene Lowery said DeKalb and Northern Illinois University officers on Tuesday were dispatched to a DeKalb residence. There, police encountered 28-year-old Cameron D. Lupton attacking Charlotte Lupton and her husband, Carl Lupton. According to Lowery, an officer he didn't identify shot the attacker.

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The Daily Chronicle in DeKalb reported Charlotte and Carl Lupton were taken to Kishwaukee Hospital with multiple stab wounds. Lowery did not say what prompted the attack.

Because it was an officer-involved shooting, Illinois State Police will conduct an investigation into the incident.

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