Three young children wandering a dark San Antonio street early Tuesday morning told a police officer their 'mommy's dead' before leading cops back to their home where their mom was found bleeding from stab wounds in a bathtub.
An officer found the 4-, 5- and 8-year-old children wandering a heavily traveled street on San Antonio's east side about 3 a.m. on Tuesday, officials with the San Antonio Police Department said in a statement to DailyMail.com.
The children were found walking on East Houston Street - just blocks from their home in the Roseville Apartments complex, cops said.
The cop stopped them to ask them what they were doing out so late.
'Mommy's dead and we're looking for daddy's house,' the children told the officer, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
The children added: 'There's blood everywhere.'
Three young children wandering a dark San Antonio street early Tuesday morning told a police officer their 'mommy's dead' before leading cops back to their home
The cop had stopped them to ask them what they were doing out so late
Inside the apartment, cops found their mom was found bleeding from stab wounds in a bathtub
The children were found walking on East Houston Street - just blocks from their home in the Roseville Apartments complex
Officers took the two youngest children to a convenience store at a Valero gas station for a snack - while others went with the eight-year-old boy to the apartment.
The bleeding woman, 31, was found in the bathtub in serious condition from blood loss, KSAT reported. She was taken to an area hospital with stab wounds to her legs and abdomen.
Police were trying to determine what caused the wounds, but the woman has refused to cooperate with the investigation, according to the police statement.
It was not immediately clear if the stab wounds were self-inflicted or caused by another person.
The children are now with their grandmother, outlets reported.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the San Antonio Police Department for more information and additional comment.
The shocking incident comes just one day after another woman, 29, was found dead near her three children at her South Side apartment where her common-law husband was in a standoff with police, KSAT reported.
Neida Tijerina was pronounced dead around 11 p.m. on Monday, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office told the outlet.
Angel Sanchez, 28, had threatened to kill Tijerina - the mother of his infant child, Chief William McManus said.
Sanchez exited the home with a shotgun and aimed it at cops when he was shot by three officers, the San Antonio Express-News reported. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Cops found Tijerina dead inside the home and initial evidence shows she died from wounds inflicted by the officers, the outlet reported. Her three children, between 3-months old and 15-years-old, were not injured.
Police said in a statement to DailyMail.com that Sanchez is currently at the San Antonio Military Medical Center where he has been booked by proxy on three counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer.
'However, additional charges are anticipated as the investigation continues,' cops said.
Data from the San Antonio Police Department shows that there were 74 homicides reported this year through June – up from 71 reported by the same point last year. There were 128 total homicides reported in 2020.
This year, the highest number of homicides- 15 - happened in May.