Police were looking for a suspect after an early-morning stabbing Friday in a south Killeen neighborhood.
“At 2:58 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of Fiesta Oak Drive in reference to a 911 call about a stabbing victim,” according to an email from Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.
“Officers were told that the victim went by a residence to visit a friend, when a known suspect approached the victim,” she said in the email. “A verbal altercation ensued that led physical.
"During the altercation, the victim was stabbed by the suspect. The suspect fled the area on foot. The 40-year-old victim was treated and released on scene by EMS. The case is ongoing.”
It’s at least the third Killeen stabbing in the last two weeks, according to police reports.
On Sept. 30, Killeen police went to Metroplex Hospital and interviewed a man who said he had been stabbed by a relative after an argument over loud music.
Christian Gerado Franco, 25, was later arrested and charged with stabbing a family member with a knife in that case.
During the argument, a witness told police she heard Franco threaten to kill his family member. Franco didn’t drop the knife until the witness bit him, according to the affidavit. The knife’s blade was between 4 and 5 inches long, police said.
On Sept. 25, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed on the 600 block of North 10th Street when he was approached by an unknown man, the victim told police. He is described as a black man with dreadlocks, according to police.
The man stabbed the boy and ran away northbound, Miramontez said. After he was stabbed, the victim ran toward a home on North 14th Street to ask for help.
The boy was treated at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple.
All of the victims survived, and the stabbings are not believed to be related.