According to Detective Sgt. Matthew Miller, Patrolman Baldo Salazar, Jared Moore, Josh Meakins and John Berry responded to the call after a 29-year-old victim showed up at the Stripes store at 600 E. Houston St. at about 4:15 that morning.
The officers reported that the victim had a stab wound to the stomach and he was rushed to Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville by EMS personnel from Angel Care Ambulance Service.
When officers asked the witness where the stabbing had taken place, the witness said he did not remember the address. But he did give the police the nickname of the person he said had committed the assault.
Sgt. Jason Alvarez recognized the name and directed the patrolmen to a trailer park at 806 S. Tyler St.
When officers arrived at the park, they found a large group standing outside a trailer and began questioning them.
Miller said apparently no one at the scene claimed to have seen anything. But the police did find one witness who said that the accused assailant had argued with a woman who was at the residence and that the woman, at one point, struck the suspect.
At that point, the assailant pulled a knife and stabbed a man standing nearby.
The detective said officers were told that the assailant then drew a gun, pointed it at bystanders and then disappeared into some brush near Poesta Creek.
It was after the man was stabbed at the scene that another man took the victim to the Stripes store where they used a telephone to call police.
Miller said no arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, but officers have the name of a suspect and expect to make an arrest before long.
Also, police were unable to find a weapon at the scene.
The victim received medical treatment for his injury.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.