Police Arrest Man Involved in Saturday's Austin Street Knife Attack
Nathaniel Gamez, 25, was arrested over the weekend for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon after a knife attack.
On Saturday night, at 9:25 pm, San Angelo police were called to the 1600 block of Austin St. for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived and made contact with a witness and the victim, Carlos Hernandez. Hernandez had been attacked with a knife and was in need of medical attention.
Officers provided first aid to Hernandez until medics with the San Angelo Fire Department arrived. Hernandez was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Hernandez’s current condition is unknown but police said at the time that his injuries were probably not life-threatening.
During the investigation, police located a suspect, Gamez, in a unit at the Capri Apartments, 602 W Avenue M. Detective Adrian Castro responded to the scene and continued the investigation.
The detective’s investigation determined that Gamez had gone to Hernandez’s residence and slashed the tires of a vehicle belonging to Hernandez. Hernandez went outside and confronted Gamez. Gamez attacked Hernandez with the knife causing him injury.
Hernandez stated to police that after he was attacked, Gamez threatened to kill his family.
Hernandez went into his house and retrieved a machete in order to protect himself and his family. Gamez was already gone when Hernandez went back outside. Hernandez was aware Gamez lives at the Capri Apartments and went there to find Gamez.
When Hernandez arrived at Gamez’s apartment, there were other people there so he left and went to call the police.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Gamez was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Police said the incident is still under investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.