Police help save man's life after responding to complaint about domestic dispute

Around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night, Syracuse police received a complaint about a physical domestic dispute at 677 West Onondaga Street.

Two officers arrived on the scene and when they entered the apartment, they found Elijah Kimbrough, 71, lying on a bed and bleeding profusely from his leg. Police say Verna Davis, 64, was holding a knife next Kimbrough's neck, threatening to harm him even more.

According to police, they tried to persuade Davis to drop the knife. When Davis turned her attention to the two officers, her adult daughter took the knife out of her hand.

The two officers took Davis into custody and then started giving first aid to Kimbrough. Two more officers arrived on the scene. According to police, one applied direct pressure to the wound and the other used a belt to apply a tourniquet to the injured leg. The officers continued medical treatment until medical personnel arrived and took Kimbrough to Upstate Hospital.

Police say they later learned Davis is the ex-wife of Kimbrough. Police say they became involved in a physical dispute that quickly escalated and then Davis stabbed Kimbrough in the leg.

Police say Davis was taken to Crouse Hospital to be treated for a minor injury she received during the dispute.

Davis is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. She was sent to the Justice Center after she was treated and released from the hospital.