CONVERSE, Texas – Police reportedly arrested a 23-year-old man Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Converse.
Elvin Armas was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a charge of murder.
An arrest affidavit states Armas met with the woman to have sex in exchange for money.
The two reportedly arranged to meet early Thursday via text at the Towne East Village Apartments in the 9000 block of West Farm to Market Road 78.
Police say that a concerned citizen, to whom Armas had confided in, reportedly informed them that Armas told the woman he didn’t have any money only after they had sex.
Police said the woman “got mad and pulled out a knife and stabbed him.” Armas then allegedly took the knife from the woman and slashed her throat twice and cut her on her leg before fleeing the scene.
Converse Assistant Chief of Police Rex Rheiner said the woman went to the nearby apartments and began knocking on doors to ask for help, but no one answered.
“People are kind of wary about opening their door at 4:30 a.m.,” Rheiner said.
One of the tenants eventually called police after she thought she heard someone knocking on her door and then found the woman lying outside.
Police arrived and found the woman “lying in an excessive amount of blood, and her face, hands and feet were covered in her own blood.”
Police reportedly followed a trail of blood to the location of the stabbing, where they found the woman’s belongings, including her cell phone. Authorities discovered the text messages between the woman and Armas on the cell phone.
Police later located Armas at a job site in San Antonio, where he was arrested. His bail has not been determined.