Football fans get into argument that ends with two men stabbing each other


by Stacia Willson / KENS 5

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Posted on August 2, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 2 at 7:01 PM


SAN ANTONIO -- Police are investigating a double stabbing at a North-side San Antonio restaurant.

Detectives believe the violent altercation stems from an argument about sports and women.

Investigators believe they now know who started the fight, and are charging the suspect for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.

The incident happened just before midnight on Monday. Police responded to a call for a cutting at the Applebee's restaurant, located on Loop 1604 near Bandera Road. When officers arrived on scene, they saw the suspect and the victim, both were suffering from stab wounds.

The 29-year-old suspect is accused of attacking 22-year-old Robert Wayne Cortez.

Police think it all started after an argument broke out between some Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns fans.

"At some point the argument got heated...the suspect chased the victim into the foyer of the establishment the two began to get into a fight," says SAPD Officer Matt Porter. Investigators also say jealousy over women fueled the violent attack.

"During this arguement some people that were with the suspect tried to talk to some girls who were with the victim," says Porter.

The two men struggled over the knife, the 22-year-old victim suffered stab wounds to his wrist. The 29-year-old suspect had stab wounds on his stomach and arms. Both men were rushed to University Hospital and are in stable condition.

"These individuals might have been passionate about their teams which led to a heated arguement...Sometimes it's better to just walk away," says Porter.

At this time police are not releasing the suspect's name. Both men are in stable condition at University Hospital.