A man died from injuries he sustained while stabbing himself in front of officers in southern Kentucky, police said.
Cumberland County deputies encountered Christopher D. Long around 2 a.m., according to the Kalamazoo Township Police Department. The 43-year-old was being sought on a warrant for a sex offender registration violation.
Deputies said when they encountered Long, he stabbed himself repeatedly with a knife, according to Kalamazoo police. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.
Relatives and friends of Wendy Whitney, who was found dead in her Kalamazoo Township driveway on Feb. 29, have told local officers they believed Long was a suspect in her death.
Whitney was Long's girlfriend and formerly lived with her at the house where she was found dead, according to MLive.
The police department said in a release that “while there is information to support that suspicion, additional investigation and forensic work needs to be completed before that can be confirmed.”
An autopsy was conducted by the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiner’s Office showed Whitney died of at least one stab wound and her death is considered a homicide.