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Halloween party ends with stabbing in north Houston

Sunday, October 27, 2013
HPD investigating Halloween party stabbing Halloween party ends with stabbing

A man was recovering Sunday after being stabbed at his own Halloween party.

Houston police say the Halloween party at a home on Elysian Street at Shelby Street north of downtown Houston ended in violence when a group of party crashers showed up around 1:30am.

According to investigators, three men showed up at the party uninvited, which started an argument. When they were asked to leave, the situation turned dangerous.

"We just saw some guys that were fighting," neighbor Ivan Lopez said. "They were throwing bottles at each other. And then there was a stabbing, right there in the front."

Police say the man who suffered the stab wound lived at the home, and was trying to intervene in the argument.

"They just stabbed him there in the front and took off running," Lopez said.

"We were shocked this morning when we heard about it," neighbor Angelina Lopez said.

Angelina Lopez said she and her friend were hanging out across the street last night, but they left before the argument.

"There was a lot of cars," she said. "They kept arriving, more and more; 20 and 20 more."

Resdients at the home Sunday afternoon preferred not to speak to us on camera. Neighbors said they kept mostly to themselves and rarely if ever threw parties.

"They keep calm all the time, you know?" Angelina Lopez said.

Police detained two people involved in the altercation, but it wasn't clear what roles they played.

Police said the victim was conscious and communicating with officers before being taken to Ben Taub General Hospital. He is expected to recover.

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