Man fatally shot by DPS after stabbing 2 people identified

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POTEET, Texas – Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety on Saturday identified a man who was fatally shot by troopers in Poteet after stabbing two people.

Authorities said Felipe Martinez Jr., 36, was involved in two domestic disturbances before authorities caught up to him in Poteet.

DPS said the Atascosa County Sheriff's Office received a report around 7 p.m. Friday of a domestic dispute between Martinez and his wife in Jourdanton.

Martinez then drove to Poteet and was involved in another dispute with his father and another person, DPS said.

Martinez's father and the other person were stabbed during the dispute, DPS said. They were taken to University Hospital. 

Martinez then left the scene, and DPS found him after he emerged from some trees near School Drive and Rutledge Road. He was then shot by a trooper multiple times, officials said.

Officials did not give a condition of the victims.

The trooper who shot and killed the man is a two-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety and will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

The Texas Rangers are investigating. 

About the Authors:

Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio for five years. Before living in SA, Ivan covered border news in the Rio Grande Valley.

Adrian Ortega is a news producer for the Nightbeat.