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This is the blood-stained box cutter that police said Ralph Chavez threatened officers with after slashing the throat of a “good Samaritan” who had tried to prevent Chavez from attacking his girlfriend Thursday night. Chavez refused to drop the knife and police shot at him at least six times, killing him. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

This is the blood-stained box cutter that police said Ralph Chavez threatened officers with after slashing the throat of a “good Samaritan” who had tried to prevent Chavez from attacking his girlfriend Thursday night. Chavez refused to drop the knife and police shot at him at least six times, killing him. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

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