A man was taken into custody after barricading himself inside a North Side home, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were called to the 25000 block of Whistling Acres on Monday afternoon after a neighbor found a 45-year-old man dead.
The deputies entered the home using a shield and discovered the man in a front bedroom with several stabs wounds to the upper body.
They checked for vitals but the man had been dead for at least several hours, Sheriff Javier Salazar said.
The deputies retreated out of the home after hearing a suspect, possibly the dead man’s son, in an upstairs bedroom.
Negotiators and the mental health unit responded to the scene and talked to the man, who’s in his mid 20s, through the upstairs window.
The man eventually threw a knife, believed to be the murder weapon, out the window and gave himself up peacefully.
“Thankfully they were able to take him into custody without any further injuries,” Salazar said.
The man faces a murder charge. Deputies are working to determine his mental state and motive.
Javier Ortiz, who lives nearby in the neighborhood off Bulverde Road, said he rushed home when his wife, a teacher, called him from school with news of the incident.
“Nothing like this has ever happened,” Ortiz said of the street he’s called home for a decade. “Nothing.”
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