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Suspect wanted in stabbing death turns self in

Hakeem Hampton, 22, accused of stabbing man with Swiss Army knife

SAN ANTONIO – The suspect in the stabbing death of a homeless man last week was arrested Saturday after turning himself in.

Officers with the San Antonio Police Department took 22-year-old Hakeem Hampton into custody after he stabbed a man to death with a Swiss Army knife.

The attack happened Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of North Pecos La Trinidad.

Police say Hampton and the victim, 26-year-old Evan Potts, were sitting under the Interstate 35 bridge near Houston Street when they began to fight after Potts accused Hampton of stealing. 

"An argument started. That argument escalated into a physical confrontation where they began shoving each other, swinging at each other. At one point during that physical confrontation, the suspect in the case stabbed the victim at least once in the upper body," said SAPD Sgt. Javier Salazar.

Potts died at the scene. 

According to police, Hampton turned himself in after a family member urged him to do so. 

Hampton was taken to the Bexar County Jail and is now facing murder charges.