SAN ANTONIO — A family fight left a man seriously injured when a man attacked his cousin early Wednesday morning, police said.

When police arrived to the scene, officers found Arthur Tavitas, 54, lying on the back porch of a home in the 800 block of West Malone. 

The two men reportedly got into a fight around 4:30 a.m. near Theo Avenue. Police said the suspect, a man in his 40's, hit the other man, who was in his 50's, several times in the head with a machete.

According to a preliminary report from SAPD, the two men "often drink heavily together" and "they also fight often."

The victim was taken to BAMC in serious condition and the suspect was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.