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CONROE, Texas — An 11-year-old child is now orphaned after his father allegedly stabbed his mother to death before being taken down himself by deputies in Conroe, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said.

The office received the child’s 911 call around 5:40 a.m. from the family’s house inside the Chestnut Ridge subdivision off FM 14800. When deputies arrived about 8 minutes later, investigators said the boy emerged from the home covered in blood. The child claims he begged his father to stop before barricading himself in the bathroom while on the phone with the sheriff’s office, deputies said.

The child’s mother has been identified as Rose Blake and the his father as Medgar Blake.

Investigators said officers confronted the Medgar Blake inside the home’s master bedroom where he stood wielding a knife. Deputies ordered the father to drop the weapon, but he refused and an officer fired at suspect, killing him.

“Our hearts goes out to the young boy who was involved, we are involved in getting family to him right now,” MCSO Capt. Bryan Carlisle said.