Police are investigating a stabbing that resulted in a 20-year-old Austin man’s death early Sunday morning, officials said.
According to a press release from the city on Sunday, Arthur Martinez died from stab wounds after being transported at around 1 a.m. to Central Texas Medical Center. Martinez was at a party in the 700 block of Allen Street when an argument broke out between him and another man, said Asta Hanson, psychology freshman.
Hanson said she was at the party with her roommate and two of their friends when a crowd gathered around the men arguing. Hanson said she couldn’t hear what the argument was about and the group that had gathered around the pair to watch the dispute scattered.
“We were shoved up against the wall,” Hanson said. “People were yelling, ‘He got stabbed.’ We just got out of there.”
San Marcos spokesman Trey Hatt said the police had no new information and the investigation is ongoing. Hatt could not confirm whether or not the victim was a Texas State student.
Jon Zmikly, journalism and mass communication senior lecturer, said when he arrived home near the site of the incident around 12 a.m., cars were lining the road and people were walking around. Once his roommate arrived at their home around 1 a.m., Zmikly decided to call the police with a noise complaint.
“I went outside and I saw all these people running away from the house,” Zmikly said. “I wasn’t really sure what they were yelling about, but I assumed it was just because the police were there. Kids were running behind our house trying to get away or hide behind it.”
Zmikly said he did not know the neighbors, and they don’t usually have parties at the house.