Stabbing Scene

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The suspect in a deadly stabbing during a robbery at a Cherokee Road home Friday that killed a husband and critically injured a wife has been shot by police in Texas during an altercation.

Metro Police says 34-year-old Peter Alexander Bohning of Connecticut was shot during the altercation with a deputy in Gaines County, Texas. The deputy was reportedly stabbed in the fight and was taken to an El Paso hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Metro Police confirmed late Monday morning that Bohning died from his injuries in a Texas hospital.

The couple has been identified as Donald Zirkle and Leigh Ann Zirkle. 

According to police, Bohning walked up to them on their back porch, claimed he was lost and attacked them. Leigh Ann ran into the house and out the front door, before she collapsed in the street. She is in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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