Knife attack on West Side man may be related to stolen gun, police say

Victim stabbed multiple times in chest, arms

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police say a West Side man was attacked with a knife by someone who accused him of stealing a gun.

They found the 28-year-old victim outside his home in the 300 block of Alicia Avenue early Friday morning.

A friend of the victim told officers they were standing outside around 3 a.m. talking when a man in his 30s walked up and accused them of stealing a gun that the suspect previously had hidden in a trash can in the area.

The victim’s friend told police he did not know the man who attacked him.

Police say he was stabbed multiple times in his arms and chest, and was in critical condition when he left in an ambulance.

The attacker ran away from the home.

Within an hour, though, officers had a suspect in custody.

They arrested a man who they found at a home just down the street.

Investigators also found a shoe in the middle of the street which they believe is tied to the case.

Just before they left the area, police towed away a vehicle that also appeared to be connected to the stabbing.

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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.

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