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Police: Man charged after stabbing wife, ramming officer's cruiser

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Posted at 6:49 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 19:44:59-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Police say a man who fatally stabbed his wife and then rammed an officer's cruiser is facing felony charges.

The incident happened October 19th on Wildgrove Drive in Nashville. Eric Lopez is accused of stabbing his wife and then hiding out in a car.

Officers got to the home and found the victim lying in the driveway with a significant injury to her torso. They found Lopez in the car and according to a police affidavit, he hit the gas and slammed into a squad car.

He’s accused of then getting out and charging an officer with a knife. They ended up taking him down with a taser.

Lopez's wife, Maria Salvador, died December 13th from her injures. Lopez has been in jail since October 21st on multiple charges including attempted murder.

Police say the attempted murder charge is expected become a criminal homicide charge in the near future.

Lopez is also facing two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of assault on an officer.

He was held on a $951,000 bond.