A man suspected of attacking two relatives with a claw hammer in St. Louis County is dead after allegedly charging at responding officers, who fatally shot him.

A woman in the town of Lakeshire called police late Thursday and said a bleeding 12-year-old boy came to her home for help. The child and his mother, the suspect's 33-year-old sister, had been stabbed and attacked with a claw hammer.

Two officers, one from Lakeshire and one from St. Louis County, went to the home. Authorities said the 30-year-old suspect charged at the Lakeshire officer with a hammer, and that officer shot him at twice. Police said the suspect charged the county officer, who fired six shots.

The suspect died at a hospital. His sister and nephew are hospitalized in stable condition.

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