A 1-month-old infant girl who was taken from the scene of a near-fatal stabbing on the city’s East Side has been safely reunited with her mother, San Antonio police said.
According to SAPD spokesman Sgt. Javier Salazar, the baby’s 20-year-old father -- who has not been publicly identified -- allegedly left the scene in a gold or tan sedan with the child, Alexa Donez, still in her baby seat. He remains at large.
Salazar said the baby, who had been missing since about 10:30 a.m., was brought to the police substation on Frio Street during the noon hour.
Gabby Davila, a sister of the baby's mother, told KSAT 12 News the family is grateful the baby was returned by the father’s family.
“It’s a big relief to know she’s OK because she’s a little baby and she shouldn’t go through anything like that,” Davila said.
Davila said the mother and father split up about a week ago, so he arrived to confront her new boyfriend.
Police said the suspect allegedly got into a violent argument with a man at the mother’s home in the 1500 block of E. Crockett.
Salazar said the victim, who also has not been identified, was repeatedly stabbed in the upper body and head during the attack.
Davila said her 3-year-old niece, who also was in the house at the time, told her the suspect “grabbed the biggest knife from the kitchen.”
Salazar said the victim is in critical condition.
“My understanding is they have him somewhat stabilized, but he’s still not out of the woods,” Salazar said.
Davila said Alexa’s mother and her entire family were very upset the baby had been taken under such violent circumstances.
“I mean, look what he’s done. He doesn’t care. He has no emotions,” Davila said.
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