An officer was justified in shooting a woman who charged at police with knives after fatally stabbing her 4-year-old grandson, Buffalo's police commissioner said Thursday.

Charlene Fears was covered in blood and had a butcher knife in each hand when she came at two officers and refused their repeated orders to drop the weapons, Commissioner Daniel Derenda told reporters Thursday, a day after the shooting inside a Buffalo home.

"It became a life or death situation for the officers," he said, citing the initial investigation.

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