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.
BREAKING: Murder suspect Peter Alexander Bohning has died in a Texas hospital after being shot during an altercation with a deputy sheriff this morning.— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) June 24, 2019
The Gaines County deputy encountered Bohning while answering a suspicious vehicle call. That vehicle was the victims' gray 2010 Toyota Camry taken from their Cherokee Rd home after they were stabbed Fri afternoon.— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) June 24, 2019
The couple has been identified as Donald Zirkle and Leigh Ann Zirkle.
Victims of attack and robbery at a home on Cherokee Rd in West Nashville are Donald and Leigh Ann Zirkle. Donald has died. Leigh Ann is at Vanderbilt. Police say a car registered to Peter Bohning (below) of Kent, Connecticut is parked next to the house. They’re trying to find him pic.twitter.com/TCtUjLZnOt— Forrest Sanders (@WSMV_Forrest) June 22, 2019
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.
BREAKING: Husband & wife critically injured by stab wounds at their 248 Cherokee Rd home. Initial report is that a man walked up to them on their back porch, indicated he was lost & attacked them. Female victim ran into house & out front door before collapsing in the street.... pic.twitter.com/d6pC1c7TGe— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) June 21, 2019
BREAKING: This Subaru with Connecticut tags is inexplicably parked at the side of the victims' home. Detectives are working to confirm who it belongs to. Anyone seeing it in the Nashville area today is asked to call 615-862-8600. pic.twitter.com/j7Q3Qnz3UK— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) June 21, 2019
BREAKING: This Subaru, parked with the doors open outside the stabbing scene, is registered to Peter A. Bohning, 34, of Kent, Connecticut. His whereabouts are unknown. He may be in the victims' gray 2010 Toyota Camry bearing TN license NP5-937. See him or the car? 615-862-8600. pic.twitter.com/1O6VANg6fb— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) June 21, 2019