SELF INFLICTED STAB WOUNDS IN PATHWAY OF VEHICLES
Mar 24, 2013
At approximately 7:27am March 24, 2013, the Liberty County
Sheriff’s Department responded to a call on FM 1409 and CR 440 regarding a man
who had reportedly stabbed himself in the chest after jumping in front of two
(2) vehicles, both of which avoided hitting him. Deputy Robert Dunn and Deputy
Michelle Giaquinto reported that a sixty (60) year old man identified as Fidel Andrade who lives in
the CR 440 area had jumped in front of a South bound vehicle driven by a Dayton
resident who narrowly avoided missing Andrade. The man then jumped in front of
a north bound vehicle also driven by a Dayton resident but this vehicle stopped
short of Fidel Andrade who then fell in front of the second vehicle.
As both drivers rushed to see if the man was injured, Fidel
Andrade is reported to have risen up on his knees and began stabbing himself in
the chest with a steak knife. When the Deputies arrived on the scene the knife
was still in the chest of Andrade. He also was suffering from two other knife
wounds to the neck area. Life Flight was requested and they transported Fidel
Andrade to Hermann hospital in “critical” condition. Deputies interviewed a
brother of the victim, who only spoke in broken English, but he reported that
his brother had no medical issues to his knowledge. An attempt was made to
interview Mr. Andrade’s wife but she spoke no English, therefore she was not
able to add any information about her husband’s actions.
The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Department.
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