San Antonio police investigating possible self-defense case involving stabbing

Man says he struck back after being cut with knife

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police are investigating a stabbing on the city’s Northwest Side that may be a case of self-defense.

Officers who were called to the De Chantle Apartments before 3 a.m. Wednesday and actually found two men with stab wounds.

They spoke with several witnesses who told them the two men, one of whom lives at the apartment complex, had gotten into a disagreement.

Police say at some point, the man who was visiting pulled out a knife and cut the resident on his shoulder.

The man who lives there then pulled out his own knives and struck back, stabbing the visitor multiple times.

The visitor was rushed to a hospital by ambulance with possible life-threatening wounds, police said.

The other man, the resident, refused a ride to the hospital.

He later spoke with KSAT, stopping briefly as he walked down the street, still bloodied and bandaged.

The man, who identified himself as David Ramirez, said he was acting in self-defense, fighting back against an intruder who was trying to kill him.

Ramirez showed off more than just a cut on his shoulder.

His head was wrapped in blood-stained bandages, and he had another stab wound on his side and a bite mark on his chest.

He was still carrying a large kitchen knife and box cutter in his pants pockets at the time, the same weapons that he says he used to defend himself.

At this time, it does not appear he is facing any charges.

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Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.

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