UPDATE: Man claims he was defending himself against three in East El Paso stabbing, affidavit states


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Julio Eduardo Munoz told investigators with the El Paso Police Department he was defending himself against three individuals during a fight on Monday in an East Side neighborhood, according to a police affidavit.

Munoz, 27, was taken to a local hospital where medical professionals say he had suffered two puncture wounds to the lower part of his back and two lacerations to his face. Police note Munoz a mark on Munoz’s face was across the right cheek and under his eye. Another was across the nose.

The 27-year-old told police “he has been having problems with the family,” that lives near his home “for years.”

Munoz told police he was outside his home when two individuals approached him and began cursing at him. He stated a fight ensued and was protecting himself when the two individuals called out for their brother.

That’s when Sergio Alamo, 36, came outside and “slashed” Munoz’s face and back, the affidavit states.

Earlier today, police said Alamo was arrested for his alleged role in the Monday fight. Police identified Munoz as the victim found stabbed during a fight in on the 3800 block of Leticia Street around 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Alamo has been booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a bond of $50,000.

Investigators claim they were dispatched to the neighborhood late Monday night. They found Munoz with serious injuries across his face and back.

Police say they witnessed an individual jump the back wall of a residence on Leticia street. While looking throughout the area, police say they found Alamo walking two streets away from his home with wet hair.

They stopped and asked him where he was coming from, the affidavit states.

“The defendant (Alamo) stated he was coming from his home, which is close to where the stabbing took place,” the affidavit reads. “The defendant stated he was assisting his two brothers, co-defendants, with something and that someone had been stabbed. Additionally, the defendant stated he took a shower at his home (suspected place) and left the bloody clothing there.”

Investigators say officers found a bloody handprint on the front door of Alamo’s residence. They knocked on the door of the home, when the owner of the home opened. Shortly after, police conducted a sweep inside the residence and found the brothers on the second floor.

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