According to a report filed by Field Training Officer Ryan Treviño, he and Sgt. Art Gamez arrived at the scene together at about 9:43 p.m. after receiving a call concerning a disturbance.
They found a man standing in the front yard but they immediately were approached by a 27-year-old woman who said that her boyfriend was the victim.
She said the boyfriend was in the house bleeding. She also told officers the boyfriend was upset because her father, the man police first encountered in the yard, did not like him.
As the two officers secured the front and back doors of the house to keep the victim from leaving, Gamez was told by a person present that two young boys had entered the residence and found the victim bleeding from a wound in his chest.
The girlfriend said she also went into the house where she found her injured boyfriend.
Gamez was told that the two younger boys were frightened by what they had seen and were taken to a neighbor’s house.
Sgt. Eddie Garcia, Field Training Officer Jonell Cisneros and Patrolman Greg Baron then arrived and the officers started trying to get the injured man out of the house.
They spotted him inside the residence and noticed that his shirt was soaked in blood.
A short time later the victim came out of the house, accompanied by the girlfriend.
The police immediately handcuffed him to avoid any resistance.
Officers already had called emergency medical service personnel from the Angel Care Ambulance Service but the victim refused medical treatment.
The officers reported that they found the man had suffered a single, one-inch puncture wound to the middle of his chest, just to the right of his left breast.
The wound continued to bleed so EMS personnel tried to patch up the man’s chest. Still, he refused to be taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville for further treatment.
When Treviño asked the victim what happened, the man said he thought he had heard someone say something about cutting someone.
When asked to clarify what he had said, the victim told the officer he was unsure what he had heard.
Although none of the witnesses had found a knife inside the residence. Baron did find a bloody knife when he and other officers searched the scene.
The victim and girlfriend were later taken to the victim’s mother’s house in the 200 block of South Lightburne Street.
However, according to Treviño’s report, an ambulance had to be sent to that address later because the man’s wound would not stop bleeding.
EMS personnel took the victim to the hospital emergency room where he was finally treated by the medical staff.
The girlfriend told officers that she thought there was no disturbance and that she had not shouted for help.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.