Man arrested after random stabbings outside H-E-B, at VIA bus stop on Southeast Side, police say

Victims both hospitalized after overnight attacks

San Antonio police arrested a suspect accused of stabbing two men on the Southeast Side on Monday morning.

SAN ANTONIO – A man who it appears went on a stabbing spree on the Southeast Side early Monday attacked victims at random, according to San Antonio police.

Police believe Gregorio Cantu, 23, stabbed two men for no apparent reason.

SAPD said the two stabbings happened within minutes of each other outside an H-E-B and at a VIA bus stop.

In the first incident at 3:15 a.m., a 62-year-old male contractor was emptying trash cans in front of an H-E-B in the 4100 block of S. New Braunfels Ave. when he was approached by a male suspect.

The suspect stabbed the man in the back and fled toward Southcross, police said. The stabbing victim was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in stable condition.

Police say the attacker was described as being in his 20s, dressed all in black and wearing glasses.

Ten minutes later, a man sleeping on a VIA bus stop bench in the 2100 block of E. Southcross was attacked. Police said he was stabbed in the chest.

They say after the attack, he made his way to a convenience store across the street and tried to get help.

This victim, 54, was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in stable condition.

Police tracked down a suspect a short time later and arrested that 23-year-old man.

They say they followed a blood trail part of the way, then searched the area until they found him in the 1900 block of Goliad.

The suspect was also was bleeding from a cut he suffered on his arm.

Police say he faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

San Antonio police investigate a stabbing on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, outside an H-E-B in the 4100 block of S. New Braunfels Ave. (KSAT)
San Antonio police investigate a stabbing on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at a VIA bus stop in the 2100 block of E. Southcross. (KSAT)

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