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North Abilene stabbing leaves one dead; one in jail on murder charges

By Ariana Garza, Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Jul 13 2012 07:25:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 13 2012 09:19:33 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

A man is in custody after allegedly stabbing two men, killing one and sending another to Hendrick Medical Center.

According to Abilene Police, there was an altercation at a home in the 1000 block of Beech Street around 11:25 p.m. Thursday.

Abilene Police arrived on scene to find two men with stab wounds. Natosh Boyd, 38, was transported and pronounced dead at Hendrick Medical Center. The other victim is a 20-year-old male that police said is Boyd's son. Police are not releasing his name at this time but said Friday he is still being treated but is in good condition.

Natosh Boyd's body was taken to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy.

Demarko Brown was captured by the patrol division of the APD five blocks away from the crime scene. Police said the 21-year-old was attempting to flee the scene. He is now in custody at the Taylor County Jail. Brown is charged with murder and aggravated assault, according to police. His bond has been set at $400,000.

"This is a pretty violent crime scene," Sergeant Lynn Beard with the Abilene Police Department said. "It's gonna take us awhile to sort through it and get all the evidence gathered."

Sgt. Beard said police have not yet determined a motive and are still investigating.

Alvaro De la Paz, who lives across the street from where the stabbing happened, called 911 when he stumbled upon the grisly scene.

"Right now we don't know if it's safe or not anymore," he said when he spoke about his neighborhood.

De la Paz said he is shocked such violence occurred so close to home.

"You would hear on the news of other places where something like that happened," he said. "But you never imagine it happen here in your own neighborhood. Especially when this neighborhood is nothing but families."