CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police responding to a domestic violence call in Charlotte’s South End fatally shot a suspect Sunday morning after he grabbed a knife and stabbed an officer in the neck, authorities say.

Officers forced their way into an apartment in the 300 block of Tremont Avenue before 8 a.m. after hearing shots fired inside, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Johnny Jennings said in post on social media.

They struggled with a suspect, who stabbed an officer before another officer shot and killed the suspect, police said in a news release.

The wounded officer and a female with a gunshot wound were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Police said they found multiple firearms in the apartment.

The officer who shot the suspect has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation by Internal Affair following standard procedure. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation also is investigating.