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Roseville man remains hospitalized along with son accused of stabbing him

A Roseville man and his son remain hospitalized a day after the son allegedly stabbed his father and was subsequently shot by police.

Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said the 84-year-old father was reported in critical condition Wednesday and the 54-year-old son, in serious condition. She said the son is under guard at the hospital and will be booked upon release from the hospital.

Officers were called about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday to the 1100 block of Windermere Avenue, near Riverside Avenue and Interstate 80, for a report of a family disturbance. Police were told that a man was screaming that he had stabbed his father. The first officer on scene found the suspect outside the residence, armed with a knife. The officer fired several rounds, striking the suspect. Additional officers arrived to assist and found the 84-year-old man inside the house with stab wounds.

Bill Markham, who lives next door to the residence, said he was awakened by the sound of gunshots. When he went outside, he saw the man lying in the yard.

Markham said the man who was stabbed and his wife were longtime residents of the neighborhood.

Gunther said police investigators have not released any information on what led to the stabbing.

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