SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after being accused of a beating that put his father in a coma from which he may never wake up.
Mark Munoz was taken to the Bexar County Jail Tuesday evening on a charge of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
It has been reported that an argument with his father, Cruz Munoz, early Monday morning got out of hand.
“It was a violent confrontation,” said SAPD Spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar.
Police responded to a cutting in the 1200 block of Division Avenue and found Cruz Munoz unresponsive with three stab wounds to his back.
HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas – A Harker Heights father reportedly said that his child was threatened with a knife last week by another student.
The incident follows a series of public reports of students being caught with weapons on Killeen Independent School District campuses. School officials said the incident is still under investigation.
Steven Spillman told the Herald the incident took place Friday between his freshman son and another student at Harker Heights High School. He said there was a verbal altercation between the two students that escalated.
Spillman said the fight ended with the student allegedly pulling a knife on his son.
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas — A suspected shoplifter in East Bexar County reportedly fought with an off-duty patrol deputy, who was hospitalized Saturday for his injuries.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office deputy was working security at a Wal-Mart, 4906 N. Foster Road, when a member of the store’s loss prevention staff confronted a man suspected of shoplifting.
A fight between the two ensued, and the deputy also engaged the man. A witness said the two men were grappling near the entrance and fell to the ground.
MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania — A 16-year-old student in Pennsylvania allegedly stabbed and slashed other students in an attack that injured 21 students and a security guard.
Alex Hribal was charged Wednesday night with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault, and was jailed without bail. Authorities said he would be prosecuted as an adult.
The suspect’s motive remained a mystery. An assistant principal was able to tackle and subdue Hribal.
District Attorney John Peck said Wednesday night that after he was taken into custody, Hribal made comments suggesting he wanted to die.
McALLEN, Texas — Federal authorities said a 39-year-old Guatemalan man remained in jail after he allegedly slammed a U.S. Border Patrol agent’s head into a tree branch early Sunday morning near Abram.
Reports say Cresencio Perez appeared before a U.S. magistrate, who charged him in the assault of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. He remained in federal custody without bond Tuesday.
Perez went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby, who ordered at a court hearing Monday that he remain in custody without bond. He is suspected of entering the country illegally.
AMARILLO, Texas — Authorities said Tuesday that the woman who was shot Monday in the San Jacinto neighborhood was hit in her abdomen and arm.
Police said the 33-year-old woman was taken to a local hospital after being shot just north of historic Sixth Avenue in the San Jacinto neighborhood.
Amarillo Police Department Cpl. Shane Chadwick said the woman, who was from out of town, left the scene by ambulance with injuries not considered life-threatening.
LOS ANGELES, California — News reports state that a gunbattle ended with the hospitalization of a suspect and a police officer who both suffered multiple bullet wounds.
Authorities say Daniel C. Yealu, 29, arrived at the lobby of the Police Department’s West Traffic Division station about 8 p.m. Monday carrying a Glock pistol.
They said Yealu walked about 25 feet to the front desk, said “I have a complaint” and opened fire. A desk officer was hit several times but returned fire in the close-range gunfight that followed.
MAURICEVILLE, Texas — A 21-year-old Mauriceville driver of a U-Haul truck was arrested after leading Orange County Sheriff’s deputies on a lunchtime high-speed chase through Vidor on Monday.
According to the sheriff’s office, Dylan Chadwell allegedly reached speeds up to 90 mph while fleeing from a patrol car in the area of North Main Street and Old Highway 90.
He is charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, evading arrest and outstanding theft warrant. His bond was set at $105,000.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Arson investigators were searching Monday for the people in a pickup and a sedan that were seen on home security videos near some of the nine car fires that broke out early Saturday on the city’s south side.
Firefighters responded to the fires between 4:02 a.m. to 4:41 a.m. Saturday in a 2.5-mile area northwest of the intersection of Hemphill Street and West Berry Street. Much of the area is in the Ryan Place neighborhood.
Investigators are confident that the blazes were purposely set.