A man believed to be in his 30’s has been taken into police custody following a stabbing at a Texas house church that left several people wounded.
Corpus Christi police were called to the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive, near Ray High School, at 7:03 p.m., Lt. Jay Clement explained, as reported by Caller Times. It has been reported that more than 10 people were inside the home and several were outside when the attack occurred.
Police stormed the premises and discovered a pastor who was holding a nondenominational church service and who had been stabbed in the chest. Clement also detailed that a member of the worship group had been stabbed in the neck during the attack. Both victims have been taken to the hospital.
Two more people received puncture wounds, one of them was stabbed in the hand and the other in the arm as they attempted to push the man away from the pastor. Fellow congregants said that the suspect was a regular member of the church – they are baffled as to why he would carry out such a brutal stabbing.
“I’ve never seen any bad behavior or anything that would be out of the ordinary,” church member Elena Flores said of the attacker. “It’s a shock to me. I’m in shock.”
KRISTV reported that the address is registered to “Kingdom Acts Ministries.”
Their listed mission is “Loving People, Spiritual Growth, Finding Purpose, Loving Our Community.”
The man suspected of the stabbing faces four counts of aggravated assault, Lt. Clement detailed.