Man who lived in funeral home limo downtown attacked with knife, police say

Officers still searching for attacker

Workers at the funeral home say the limo had not been in use for some time, and they had no idea anyone was living in it. (Katrina Webber, KSAT 12 News)

SAN ANTONIO – A man is recovering after being attacked with a knife outside a downtown funeral home early Friday morning.

San Antonio police say the 32-year-old told them he was homeless and had been living in a limousine parked outside M. E. Rodriguez funeral home.

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He says another man, who appeared to be upset, walked up and slashed him with the knife while he was inside the limo, near S. Frio and Guadalupe streets.

The victim told police he was homeless and had been living in the limo. (KSAT 12 News)

At the scene, officers initially said the suspect lived in the car, but later report clarified the situation.

The victim told officers he did not know why his attacker was so upset. He said the suspect spoke only Spanish so he could not understand him.

Police found the victim shortly after 4:30 a.m. at the River Inn Motel across the street.

They say he went there for help after the attack, knocking on the room door of a friend, who then called 911.

Police found the victim at a motel across the street where he went for help after the attack. (KSAT 12 News)

The victim was rushed to a hospital. Police later said although he had been slashed all over his body, his wounds were not life-threatening.

Officers searched the streets nearby for the suspect and a woman, who they said was a witness, but did not find either of them.

Two employees of the funeral home where the attack happened told KSAT 12 News that although the limo belonged to the business, it had not been in use for a long time.

They both said they were unaware that anyone had been living in it.


About the Authors:

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.

Azian Bermea is a photojournalist at KSAT.