Friends, family mourn 21-year-old stabbed on West Side

SAN ANTONIO – Friends and family held a vigil on Tuesday for 21-year-old Angelo Jeremiah Garcia, who was stabbed to death Sunday morning on the West Side.

Police said as he laid on the side of the street, Garcia began texting a friend for help. Authorities later found him with three stab wounds in his chest.

Garcia couldn’t speak to tell police what had happened and later died in the hospital.

“My son deserves justice. My son didn't deserve this,” said Elizabeth Mendez, Garcia’s mom.

Calling it senseless violence, about 70 people mourned the 21-year-old.

“He has a daughter that he left behind. He's left all of us behind,” Mendez said. “Nothing can bring him back, but I want somebody to pay for what they did to my son.”

Police said Sunday morning, the father of a 2-year-old got into an argument with another man. They believe that man attacked Garcia in front of his own home in the 1200 block of San Luis Street.

Two memorials have been set up in Garcia’s honor, one where he was attacked and the other where he was found.

“He was a good kid. You can tell by how many people, you know, loved him,” said Earnest Martinez, Garcia’s father. “He didn't belong in that house, you know, but he was trying to prove us, you know, me and his mom, that he could make it on his own."

Police said they are working some leads but still need more information. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Antonio Police Department Homicide Unit at 210-207-7635.

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