SAN ANTONIO – Three teenage boys were taken into custody after officials say they were responsible for a violent home invasion that led to the stabbing of a homeowner in far south Bexar County.
Johnny Garcia, a spokesperson with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, said the homeowner, a 37-year-old man, was rushed to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.
Garcia said deputies went to the 600 block of Woodland around 6 a.m. Monday near North Addison Road and Highway 281 for a report of a home invasion.
The man told deputies that when he confronted three teens inside his home, an altercation between them led to one of them stabbing him once in his abdomen.
Despite fleeing from the home, Garcia said deputies were able to track down the teens – two 17-year-old boys and a 16-year-old boy – by following footprints left in the sand that led to a nearby home.
"Deputies literally walked it to that residence, knocked on the home, made contact with one of the juveniles and at that point in time, an altercation began between a deputy and a suspect," Garcia said.
Garcia said the two other teens were also inside the home, where the trio initially began to resist arrest, but they were eventually taken into custody by deputies.
One of the teens was taken to University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries that were sustained during the fight with the homeowner, Garcia said.
Before breaking into the home, the trio ransacked the man's Ford F-250. Deputies believe the teens may also be responsible for other recent home and car burglaries in the area, Garcia said.
Garcia said the teens now face charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and resisting arrest.