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POLICE SHOOT, KILL SUSPECT IN DEATH OF MOTHER, TOT

Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man suspected of killing a pregnant woman and her toddler after the man stole two vehicles and led police on a high-speed chase through several counties.

The chase ended Friday when Andrew Marcello Osura, 22, crashed a Jeep he had stolen into a Kent County sheriff's cruiser, then got out and began charging at officers with a knife, officials said. Three deputies fired at Osura, and he died in the snow.

State police were investigating the shooting.

The chase began after a neighbor of the pregnant woman called 911 to report what sounded like a domestic disturbance in the woman's apartment. Officers discovered a 2-year-old girl stabbed to death and her 22-year-old mother critically wounded. She died later at a hospital.

Police saw a man fleeing the area and said he stole a vehicle from the apartment complex parking lot. After a chase, he crashed, then jumped out and stole the Jeep, which was sitting in traffic.

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