Albany Police say a suspect shot and killed by officers last night stabbed his mother in the face and neck and also stabbed his uncle.

Officers responded to Partridge Street regarding a person with a weapon at approximately 11:30 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered an unresponsive woman with stab wounds to her neck and face. 

Officials say the responding officers encountered 20-year-old Schuyler Lake armed with a knife and gave him verbal commands to place it on the floor. According to police, he refused, and continued to walk toward the officers. As the officers continued to give verbal commands, police say he stabbed the victim again, at which time the officers fired their weapons.

"He refused repeated commands from the officers to drop the knife, and continued down the stairs towards the woman," said Albany's Acting Police Chief Robert Sears during a briefing with the media. "Lake began stabbing the woman once again at the face and neck as she was lying at the bottom of the stairs.”

Lake was pronounced dead at the scene.

His mother was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital where she is currently listed in critical condition.    

Lake's uncle was located with stab wounds to the abdomen and taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

“Actions of officers saved a woman’s life last night,” said Sears.  



Mayor Kathy Sheehan commended the officers for their heroic actions.

"For two officers, each with two years on the job, to have executed their job in the manner in which they did, is something all of the residences of Albany should commend them for and should be very proud of," said Mayor Sheehan.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues.