Man Arrested for Stabbing Burmese Man and His Son in Texas Sam’s Club

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A man behind the stabbing of four people, including an Asian man and his young son, has been arrested and charged.

The incident occurred at Sam’s Club in Midland, Texas on Saturday at around 7:30 p.m., when Gomez stabbed two children and two adults, including a Burmese man identified as Bawi Cung Nung and his son, Robert. An employee of the store was also hurt during the confrontation.

Jose Gomez, the 19-year-old suspect, confessed his crimes to investigators and was later charged with three counts of attempted capital murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to CBS7.

 

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On March 14, 2020, at 7:28 in Midland, Texas. Bawi Cung Nung and his son Robert were attacked with knife by Jose Gomez. Both the father and son were stabbed in the face. Robert was stabbed severely. The Hispanic attacker, Jose Gomez is only 19 years old. He has been taken into custody. During this encounter, an employee of Sam’s Club was also injured while trying to take down the attacker. Why did he stab them? Although we cannot get an answer right now due to the condition of the victims. Since the COVID-19 originated from China, many believe this is an act of racism. However, some believe that this was an act of fighting for product they need. If there’s any updates on the case, we’ll keep you guys posted. Admins Note: This is really getting out of hands now. I’m not even worry about the virus itself anymore, I’m more scared and concerned for the hate and racism toward Asians. I can’t stop thinking about our parents who have to go to work or go grocery shopping, and how they could potentially get verbally or physically attack. The fact that other minorities are the one doing is mind-boggling. I don’t feel safe anymore, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. The ignorance and stupidity is just mind blowing. Time to start carrying weapons now for self-defense. If you see micro-aggression or any blatant racism toward chin people or Asians in general, you better intervene. Call them out of their racism, hatred, stupidity, and ignorance.

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All victims were taken to Midland Memorial Hospital where two of the victims were in critical condition, KVIA reported.

Gomez was disarmed by an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent who was shopping at the store at the time of the attack.

“The quick action of our agent ended this shocking situation and clearly saved multiple lives,” Border Patrol Big Bend Sector’s, Chief Matthew Hudak said.

Three of the four victims have reportedly been released from the hospital while one, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, is expected to be released soon.

 

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Gomez’s motives behind the attack remains unclear. His bond has not been set.

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