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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2008 8:39 am | Updated: 11:47 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

TUCSON - A domestic violence call led to the stabbing and shooting of two Tucson police officers.

One officer was stabbed in the right armpit, said Sgt. Fabian Pacheco, a Tucson Police Department spokesman. The other officer was shot in the leg during Sunday's incident.

Both were taken to University Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Pacheco said.

Officer Edward Boyen, 34, and a female officer responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment, Pacheco said.

When the officers arrived, they found Travis O'Neal Hylton, 17, barricaded in a bedroom with his 4-month-old baby.

Boyen forced entry into the room, and Hylton stabbed Boyen in the right armpit and then took Boyen's gun, Pacheco said.

The female officer seized the infant and shot Hylton in the left shoulder.

Pacheco would not say how many times she fired at Hylton.

Hylton fled the apartment and shot at officers responding to the scene, police said. Officer David Friedman, 23, was shot in the upper leg.

Hylton ran from the parking lot, and police began a search. They found him hiding near the apartment complex, behind a wall.

Pacheco could not say how many times Hylton, who also was hospitalized at UMC, fired at officers, but "it was a lot," Pacheco said.

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