Lewisville Neighbors Try to Stop Crazed Man as He Stabbed His Toddler
Sunday afternoon at the Oak Forrest Apartments in Lewisville, Texas turned deadly when a man began stabbing and beating his 16 month old child. The incident occurred in the courtyard of the apartment complex at about 12:40 p.m..
“This incident is probably the worst I’ve seen in my 20 years of doing this.” Capt. Jesse Hunter
Neighbors heard the ruckus and ran outside to see a man viciously stabbing his own 16 month old child with a knife and scissors. The child died as a result of his wounds. He was identified by the coroner as Ashton Ness.
The mother was at work when the incident occurred.
Lewisville officers reponded to the call of a baby being stabbed, but by the time they arrived, a neighbor had grabbed his gun in an effort to stop the carnage, and shot the suspect in the leg, which stopped the assault. Police stated the man who shot him will not face charges. They stated there was no history of calls to that apartment, or actions by Child Protective Services.
The New York Post reported,
Edward Carranza, who lives at the apartment complex with his wife, Ludi, told The Post he was taking a nap when he heard several people screaming. He initially ignored the commotion until he heard three or four gunshots and went outside, he said. Carranza saw the man holding the child and standing in a “big pool of blood.”
“He had an evil look,” Carranza told The Post. “The look that he had in his eyes was not a normal look.”
Carranza said the man was screaming repeatedly in the courtyard to get people to come outside. He then tossed the child onto the concrete before stabbing him multiple times with knives and a pair of scissors. That prompted one resident in the building to throw a recycling bin at the man in a failed effort to get him to stop. Another neighbor then went inside his apartment to grab a gun and opened fire on the man, Carranza said.
“He was trying to get people to come toward him,” Carranza told The Post. “He was screaming, ‘Come on, come out here’ again and again to try to get people to come see what he was doing.”
Another witness stated that the man was shouting “Jesus is coming.” The suspect was taken to the hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound. His name has not been released. Police are awaiting the toxicology report.
Detectives executed a search warrant Sunday night.
A 77 year old tenant who had been living there for ten years told news reporters, “My lease is up in March. If I live that long, I’ll move.”
Don’t blame her a bit.