Woman stabs boyfriend after he allegedly attacked her

Published: Nov. 7, 2017 at 10:54 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 at 11:57 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man is facing charges after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and she reportedly stabbed him in self-defense.

Police responded to a report of a stabbing just after 1 a.m. in the 1300 block of Arlington Avenue.

Witnesses told police 43-year-old Frederick Dean got home drunk and was talking loudly. The victim, identified as Lakisha Young, asked Dean to lower his voice and he began attacking her.

That's when Young got a knife and stabbed the man in right bicep, according to police.

Police say Dean continued beating Young with a closed fist until a family member got there and stopped the attack.

Young was initially taken into custody. After she was read her Miranda rights, police say she admitted she stabbed Dean to get him off of her.

Police say Dean was taken to University Health hospital with what were described as life-threatening injuries. He is in police custody at the hospital until he is released, then he will be booked into Shreveport City Jail on a count of domestic abuse battery.

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