39ºF

Police investigate motive for fatal Spring Branch bus stop stabbing

SPRING BRANCH, Texas – Houston police are searching for the attacker who stabbed a man to death during an argument at a bus stop in Spring Branch on Monday night.

It happened just after 7 p.m. at a Metro stop near a Valero gas station in the 2200 block of Gessner and Hammerly.

Witnesses reported seeing two men arguing then one man on the ground as the other ran through the bushes throwing a blue-handled knife. Investigators said the knife was found in the area.

The victim, identified as 53-year-old Frederick Williams, was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Houston police are working to figure out the motive for the stabbing as the victim's valuables were still at the scene.

The suspect ran off westbound on Hammerly and was seen going into a nearby townhouse.

Police are still searching for the attacker, who is described as Hispanic with long black hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.