A man who allegedly slit a three-year-old child's throat after handcuffing its mother was shot and killed by an Austin police officer Monday night, MyFoxAustin reported Tuesday.

APD Chief Art Acevedo said officers fired two rounds at the suspect after he charged them with a knife, according to the report. The suspect died at the scene.

The child is in critical condition.

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