Homeless man stabbed multiple times trying to stop attempted robbery at gas station in north Houston

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HOUSTON – Two suspects have been arrested after deputies say a homeless man was stabbed multiple times while trying to stop a robbery in north Houston Monday afternoon.

The suspects, Ivan Suarez, 24, Nathan Rhodes, 33, and Mario Segura, 24, were charged with Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Robbery, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez on Tuesday.

On Monday afternoon, deputies from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a robbery at a gas station located at the 15700 block of East Freeway around 4:24 p.m.

Deputies said a man was pumping gas when he got into an altercation with the three men who were armed with knives. Deputies said the victim dropped his phone and wallet on the ground, and one of the suspects picked it up.

A homeless man, who deputies said was watching the entire altercation, attempted to help the victim by pulling out his own machete but he was stabbed multiple times. Deputies said the homeless man was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

Both Suarez and Rhodes were taken into custody. Deputies said Segura fled the scene on foot.

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