A Massachusetts man whom police spotted outside a home, as he was on top of a woman and repeatedly stabbing her, suddenly died after being arrested Thursday night, according to reports.
The man, designated as Erich Stelzer, 25, of Cohasset, reportedly succumbed on the path to a hospital after police utilized a stun artillery in an effort to repressed him, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s office said in a statement Friday.
The woman had suffered “extensive stabbing and slashing harms, ” the statement said. Lawyers said she managed to escape from Stelzer and seek medical treatment, the Boston Globe reported.
Details of her medical condition weren’t immediately available and her epithet was not disclosed, according to the Globe.
“It’s a really sad thing, ” neighbor Ian Lyster told the Patriot-Ledger of Quincy, Mass. “It’s really good police were able to stop it right before the woman[ could have been] killed.”
“It’s a really sad thing. It’s really good police were able to stop it right before the woman[ could have been] killed.”
Stelzer had gratified the 24 -year-old woman via the Tinder dating app, FOX affiliate Boston 25 News reported.
Cohasset police arrived at a Church Street house after receiving a call about a “disturbance” around 10 p.m. Thursday, the FOX station reported.
The police officer handled the suit properly, Cohasset police Chief William Quigley told the Patriot-Ledger of Quincy, Mass.
“I’m proud of the job that the officers did, ” Chief Quigley said. “Although it is very sad that someone lost their life, my policemen did a great job given the circumstances.”
“I’m proud of the operate that the officers did. Although it is very sad that someone lost their life, my officers did a great job given the circumstances.”
A source told the FOX station that Stelzer lived with his mother, who had been concerned about her son’s mental health.
Meanwhile, Stelzer’s father insisted in a Facebook post that police weren’t telling the full story about his son’s demise, the Boston Globe reported.
“My Son. Killed by Cops. Here comes the cover up, ” Harry Stelzer wrote, according to the Globe.
“There was a[ violent] confrontation at his home last nite, ” the father’s Friday post continued. “Police came and tased him 4 hours. 4 days. He succumbed on the way to the hospital. 25 years old. He was my life. This is not over. Let me hide my dead and then the prove begins. Rest In Peace my son. Desire you for ever. I am hurting.”
Authorities said an autopsy will determine the cause of Stelzer’s death. The investigation is continuing, the district attorney’s office statement said.