Man Killed After Early Morning Stabbing in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - An early morning stabbing leaves one man dead.

It happened just after 2 a.m. at the Park Glen Apartments in Midland.

Police say 19-year-old Gabriel Escontrias, Junior, went to an apartment and asked for help with his broken down car.

Detectives say when a woman opened the door, Escontrias grabbed her and tried to force her out of the apartment.

That's when a male friend intervened, stabbing Escontrias multiple times in the upper torso.

The female and her attacker were transported to Midland Memorial Hospital where Escontrias was pronounced dead.

Police questioned the resident's friend and released him.

The 29-year-old woman was treated and released from Midland Memorial.