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Name released of man killed by cop after he stabbed woman, child

A knife-wielding suspect was shot and killed by a Miami police officer early Thursday.
A knife-wielding suspect was shot and killed by a Miami police officer early Thursday.

Miami police on Tuesday released the names of both a man who was shot and killed by an officer and the officer who shot him last week.

Police said Kendar del Rosario, 37, was shot and killed by Officer Juan Herrera, an 11-year veteran, Thursday after the officer spotted a bloody woman on a Little Havana street.

According to police, Rosario stabbed Joenny Maribel Medina Feliz and her 2-year-old daughter inside a Little Havana apartment. Another daughter, 18, witnessed the stabbing.

Medina managed to walk down the stairs where Herrera, who was on routine patrol, spotted her. Police say that is when Rosario lunged at the officer.

Herrera opened fire, and Rosario died at the scene.

Medina was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she later died.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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