Cop shoots man stabbing girlfriend in Bronx apartment

The knife a man used to stab his girlfriend before a police officer shot him. Credit: DCPI
The knife a man used to stab his girlfriend before a police officer shot him.
Credit: DCPI

A police officer shot a man while he was stabbing his girlfriend in a Bronx apartment Saturday night.

At 8:25 p.m., a woman told two uniformed police officers near E. 149th Street and Morris Avenue in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx that a man was assaulting someone in a nearby apartment.

After arriving at the Morris Avenue apartment, the officers saw a 37-year-old man stabbing a woman in the torso and legs.

Cops ordered Guillermo Melendez to stop, but when he didn’t comply, one officer shot the man in the torso with his service weapon.

The 35-year-old stabbing victim, who was Melendez’ common-law wife, suffered numerous stab wounds to her neck, chest and legs, police said.

She and her attacker were taken to Lincoln Hospital where they were both in stable but critical condition as of Sunday morning.

Police charged Melendez with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, assault on a police officer and menacing.

The police officers were taken to Jacobi Hospital for ringing in their ears from the gunshot.

Cops recovered an 11-inch kitchen knife at the scene.

Follow Anna Sanders on Twitter: @AnnaESanders


New statue of Penn State's Paterno set for…

By David DeKokHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Fundraising for a new statue depicting Joe Paterno "as the man he was and not Joe the football coach"…


Future Boston Alliance invites you to #RidetheLine, support…

#RidetheLine aims to show the city, the nation, and the globe our creative impact as Boston citizens.


(Update) Body of missing BU grad Eric Munsell…

The dead man pulled from the water at Boston's Long Wharf Wednesday afternoon was that of missing 24-year-old Boston University alumnus Eric Munsell, Boston Police said today.


On newly released tape, 'Squeaky' Fromme says was…

Manson Family member Squeaky Fromme told a mental health examiner in newly released interview the "X" she carved in her forehead was meant to separate her from "the system."


Championship of Collegiate a Cappella: Students who are…

Tickets to this Saturday’s International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella reportedly sold out within 11 hours of going on sale.


M.I.A. talks 'Matangi,' divinity, spontaneity and holograms

"There’s pressure for me to become a theatrical production like 'Glee,' or something" says M.I.A., "It’s like, 'the pressure’s on, bitches.'"


Tribeca: 'Goodbye to All That' star Paul Schneider…

Paul Schneider talks about his new film "Goodbye to All That," not acting too much and how he'd rather indulge in simple pleasures than play the scene.

The Word

Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.


NHL video highlights: Bruins edge Red Wings in…

NHL video highlights: Bruins edge Red Wings in overtime of Game 4


MLB video highlights: Yankees rout Red Sox, 14-5

Felix Doubront struggles for second time in five starts


Jason Collins named to Time's 100 Most Influential…

Jason Collins was named to the list after coming out as the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game.


2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version


New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.


From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.


Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.


MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.