Stabbing: Port Arthur man flown to Houston hospital after large altercation

Danielo Alfaro-Zepeda

One man is in police custody and another in the hospital suffering from multiple stab wounds after a large altercation at an apartment complex in Port Arthur on May 22, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD).

According to a news release from Sgt. R. Rowe, PAPD officers responded to a report of a large fight at the Lake View Palms Apartment Complex at 5200 Gulfway Dr. Officers arrived and discovered that there had been a large disturbance at the location, and one man was seriously injured. Witnesses still at the location told officers the man had been taken to a local hospital. 

Officers went to St. Mary's Hospital and discovered the man had been admitted to the hospital suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim spoke briefly to police, reports PAPD, and confirmed he was involved in the altercation at Lake View Palms before he as flown via medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was listed in serious condition at the time of the news release May 23. 

Witnesses at the scene identified a suspect in the stabbing, 30-year-old Danielo Alfaro-Zepeda of Port Arthur. Police arrested Alfaro-Zepeda for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

The incident is still under investigation.