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Canton man stabs, kills man who broke into his home Sunday night, police say

Canton Police
Posted at 10:28 AM, Jan 09, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-09 19:48:07-05

CANTON, Ohio — A 44-year-old Alliance man is dead after breaking into a Canton man's home and being stabbed by the homeowner Sunday night, according to Canton Police.

According to police, at around 8 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Clarendon Avenue N.W. after receiving two separate calls regarding break-ins in progress in two homes on Clarendon.

In the first 911 call from the area, a frightened woman tells dispatchers the man just showed up in her house.

"I had some guy in my house. Will you please send somebody?" a frightened woman tells dispatchers.

She said he got in through a back door.

"He backed up in my kitchen and my dog went after him," she said. "That's when I come running in here and told my husband. I said there's some man in there and he got up and he told them to get out of his house."

She tells the 911 dispatcher she thinks he is going towards her neighbors house.

Shortly after that call another call comes from the 300 block of Clarendon.

"Somebody came in my house, walked in my back door," said a frantic woman. "He broke into my house and my husband had to stab him."

The woman tells the dispatchers what happened.

"He was going to stab my husband. I don't know what's going on. Tell them to hurry up," she said. "He walked in my back door. He's like in my living room, me and my husband are watching TV, and he goes to grab a knife from the kitchen sink and my husband takes it from him then my husband stabbed him. What else were we supposed to do?"

Once at the scene, officers found the burglar unresponsive and lying on the kitchen floor, police said. He was transported to Aultman Hospital and pronounced dead.

Upon further investigation, Canton detectives were able to identify that the same man entered a nearby home through a rear door, confronted the resident of that home in an upstairs bedroom, and then left.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau at (330) 489-3144.

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