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A University of Michigan police officer shot a man to death early today as he attacked a woman student with a knife outside the apartment they shared. The woman also died.

The officer, responding to 911 calls, drove into a parking lot on the school's north campus shortly after midnight. The officer spotted the man as he stabbed the woman and shot him when he refused to stop, campus public safety director Leo Heatley said.

The woman was identified as Tamara Williams, 20, a senior. Her killer was identified as Kevin Nelson, 26, who lived with Ms. Williams but was not affiliated with the university.

Both died in surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

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