Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the stabbing of a man at 13502 Northborough Drive about 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday (June 9).
The suspect, Edgar Ismael Gomez-Lara (H/m, 27), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 174th State District Court. A booking photo of Gomez-Lara is attached to this news release.
The victim, 24, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives S. Hall and Johnson reported:
Officers responded to a stabbing call at the above address and found the victim with multiple stab wounds. Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital.
A witness reported seeing a Hispanic male suspect flee the scene before officers arrived. As other officers responded to look for the suspect, the male (Gomez-Lara) was spotted by a patrol officer entering a vehicle just a few blocks away. Officers conducted a traffic stop and detained the suspect without incident. After speaking with witnesses and the suspect, it was determined a verbal argument led to the suspect stabbing the victim with a knife multiple times. Gomez-Lara was subsequently arrested and charged in the incident.
Edgar Ismael Gomez-Lara