Man Stabs Asian Family At Sam's Club, Accuses Them Of Spreading Coronavirus

Sandy Malone

Jose Gomez is facing multiple attempted murder charges and the FBI said he could be charged with a hate crime.

Midland, TX – A 19 year old said he attacked and stabbed an Asian-American family shopping at a Sam’s Club because he thought they were infecting everybody in the store with coronavirus, and he has since also attacked deputies at the jail.

The incident occurred shortly before 7:30 pm on March 14 in the discount warehouse in Midland when 19-year-old Jose Gomez III wounded an adult male and his two-year-old and six-year-old children who were shopping, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported.

The arrest affidavit said that a Sam’s employee named Zach Owen tried to stop Gomez from attacking the family but was stabbed in the leg in the process.

Owens fingers were also sliced up as he fought with Gomez for the knife, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported.

Off-duty Border Patrol Agent Bernie Ramirez was shopping at the Sam’s Club when Gomez attacked, and he went to assist Owens.

“My initial thought was it was just the shortage of items that they were fighting over,” Agent Ramirez told KOSA. “So I just started making my way over there to break it up.”

“Zach stepped in,” he continued. “He went into a knife fight bare-handed. He took control of the individual and he disarmed him.”

“If Zach had not been there, things could’ve gone really badly,” Agent Ramirez added.

The off-duty law enforcement officer detained Gomez until Midland police arrived on the scene and took him into custody, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported.

The arrest affidavit said that Gomez admitted to investigators upon questioning that he had attacked and stabbed the family because he “because he thought the family was Chinese and infecting people with the coronavirus,” ABC News reported.

Gomez has been charged with three counts of attempted capital murder and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

He is being held on a $300,000 bond for each attempted murder count, and another $100,000 bond for the aggravated assault.

Gomez’s charges may be upgraded to hate crimes following new guidance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FOX News reported.

Midland County District Attorney Laura Nodolf said in an affidavit that Gomez was being held in what is known as a “violent cell” in the Midland County Detention Center because he had made suicidal statements, KWES reported.

Inmates held in those cells are not permitted to shower, so after he had been there two days, three officers escorted Gomez to the showers to get cleaned up.

The affidavit said that after he finished showering, Gomez ambushed the officers who were guarding him, KWES reported.

Officers attempted to restrain Gomez unsuccessfully and after fighting with him for an extended period, they deployed a Taser to bring him under control.

Gomez is facing two additional charges of assault on a public servant.

He has not yet been indicted because the Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s emergency declaration for coronavirus prohibits gatherings of 12, which is what is required to convene a grand jury, KWES reported.

Comments (81)
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h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

Leave it to a white person to take their fear out on someone else.

48 Replies

2ezas
2ezas

Gomez doesn’t look or appear white, but nice try

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Opps...check your vision. The perp is a is a taco turd .in 67 yrs. i've never met White Anything named Jose. And sure as hell no whitey with gomez in his name.

Hdsbomber
Hdsbomber

Aaah, I see our local troll slithered out of his mother’s basement to once again open his mouth and remove all
Doubt for everyone what a turd he really is!!!

Blueknight47
Blueknight47

U think name. GOMEZ is White? U r a Racist hOghest---

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

You just can't stand it huh? You have to enter RACE into it? Boy, things have been fine with you quiet, I guess you just can't take peace and/or don't want peace? Honestly, I thought you were getting better, but apparently, you'll always be a loser, a complete fool and loser. People like you are going to pay for your prejudice some day and it won't be people like me judging you either. YOU WILL PAY ONE DAY! SHAME ON YOU!

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

uh, he's definitely white. Him being hispanic has nothing to do with his race. Those are two separate characteristics. There are white hispanics, black hispanics, even asian hispanics. This one is a white hispanic.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

Yes he is, dummy. Him being white has little to do with him being hispanic. Hispanic isn't a race.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

for a third time, him being hispanic has little to do with him being white.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

shouting to the heavens. has that worked out for you at all in your life?

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Leave it to an “entitled victim” to blame everyone else instead of taking personal responsibility for their own behavior.

javaguy
javaguy

But IT changed IT'S name

dlkoshuta
dlkoshuta

He just can't help himself! He opens his mouth and stupid things fall out!

Divadeb
Divadeb

Latino is not White.

k9nut
k9nut

Your IQ is really showing - not white you duh - dude probably got in thru the border because of stupid people like you that want open borders

Kdawg69
Kdawg69

Hes Hispanic asshole. How about looking at the picture you racist piece of sh it

Kdawg69
Kdawg69

Useless racist piece of shit he is Hispanic but hood try douchenozzle

WitchyOne
WitchyOne

Idiot!

WitchyOne
WitchyOne

Again you are an idiot

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

In the United States, a White Hispanic is an individual who self-identifies as white and of Hispanic descent. What a moron.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

So now Hispanic is white

ThomasAkexander
ThomasAkexander

Take your head out of that dark place. He tried to kill three people, two of which were children. This has nothing to do with color, fool!!

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

You have to be a racist if you think the color of his skin makes him white. Are you saying biracial children of black and white with white skin are white

Motor141
Motor141

Well...I guess I'll be the one to say...LOOKIE HERE ANOTHER F'KING IDIOT SPEAKS...!!! @h0ghestcomndenom

sizzle937
sizzle937

White?

sizzle937
sizzle937

Racist name calling is as bad as he is

MaddogVAQ33
MaddogVAQ33

Leave it to an idiot like you to fail to notice his name (Gomez) and the fact that he is HISPANIC.

flybynight
flybynight

I don't know how many times I've warned l1owestcomdom about stepping on those rakes, but him and his keyboard queens do it time after time. They just never learn. 🤔

flybynight
flybynight

He noticed, he's just a keyboard queen.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

Lol, alright. What makes someone white? So you consider Cameron Diaz or Tom Segura white?

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

Yes, white. What race do you think he is?

Before to answer, remember; Hispanic isn't a race, it's a regional nationality. Race would be negroid, caucazoid, oriental, Pacific islander, etc.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

Yes. Like a Hispanic can be black or asian. This guy is a white hispanic.

I'm not sure what is so hard to grasp about this concept.

Harleychc
Harleychc

You, my dear, are the definition of a racist asshole

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

Well, Latin folks ARE white technically, but they LIKE to think of and put themselves in the "brown people" class for whatever reason. So, sorry WRONG...

Dsnakehunter
Dsnakehunter

Leave it to an ignorant ass racist to blame "white people" for a crime committed by a hispanic!

Dsnakehunter
Dsnakehunter

You're as stupid as stupid gets! You POS racist! You don't like this country...then get out! Nobody is keeping or wanting you here! IDIOT!

Dsnakehunter
Dsnakehunter

For the third time...being racist has little to do with you being an idiot!

Dsnakehunter
Dsnakehunter

Ignorant snowflake isn't a race either....yet here you are!

Me55
Me55

Hey moron, how've you been. Haven't seen your sorry, bitter comments in awhile. Mommy take away your computer privileges?

Musical1
Musical1

Wonder if he is illegal? And no I am not racist. A person is not illegal only their action. I am totally prejudiced though against stupid people and asshole's.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

Lol, I'm American. My ancestors built this country. YOU get out.

flybynight
flybynight

Him (l0westcom) and his ancestors have been nothing but a drag on this country. His comments are laughable at best.

flybynight
flybynight

And he does it constantly. Never ever stops. Expelling excrement through his nose all day every day.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

you're right, Latino is culture, white is race. He is latino, and he is white. just like someone can be latino and black. because latino isn't a race.

Latino means he's culturally hispanic in the western hemisphere. He's still white though.

I am mad
I am mad

He was Spanish dummy

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

He isn't Spanish, because he's not from Spain. And if he was spanish, he'd still be white.

Being latino doesn't mean youre not white. Dumbfuck.

flybynight
flybynight

Maybe l0/l1owestcom would go for Latino? I doubt it but worth a shot.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Actually dumbass it's worked out well for me! I'm sitting in a $457,000 home with a full retirement coming in and 2 cars in the garage. How about you?

magieann
magieann

looks more like illegal immigrant than European white.

Marxest
Marxest

A good old fashioned violent American hate crime. In America some ethnicity is always a target in America. It used to be black people who were exclusively targeted for violence and hatred, now every ethnicity is subject to this kind of dehumanizing abuse and violence. But as for this guy, he probably learned to commit hate crimes by watching white people operate. This is America and it will never change.

Dochayes
Dochayes

If you don’t like America then get your ignorant ass out!

WEST TEXAS
WEST TEXAS

I will make it simple for ya! He was booked in as Hispanic, and secondly when one is arrested you have three options under race. They are white, black, and Hispanic. On a booking sheet there is an ethnicity slot and that slot gives you one more option Asian. So nice try, but Jose Gomez.. 💯😎

The express
The express

Leave it to a black person to be stupid enough to make that comment.

Stanracer
Stanracer

I guess you can't fix stupid..🤔👎

DarrellB
DarrellB

It is disgusting that the comments are filled with racist garbage from all sides. I thought this site would attract a better level of reader.
This young man is either a violent psychopath or mental patient. We will see many more of these events as the MSM continues to pump out non-stop fear, doom, and gloom.

Buzzy
Buzzy

Jose Gomez

Mimi54
Mimi54

Really its about a person freaking out against a Asian family, he appears Hispanic. This is not a blame game, more of stupidity.

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

I think these young people who think they know everything are “three bricks shy of a load” ! If they have a brain, that brain has no common sense in it.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Oh please

CCameron
CCameron

White man injured saving Asian Family from Hispanic man. Half the idiots on here: "If it weren't for those damn racist White people" SMH

Badge204
Badge204

Always some stupid person playing the race card.

When will you realize it does not matter what race you are.
It is all about being mentally
Disturb enough to hurt another human and children no matter their race.

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

The officer should have ended his life! Thank you to the store employee who risked his life to help other's

MICHAEL THE POET
MICHAEL THE POET

GOOD JOB TO THE OFF DUTY OFFFICER AND I THINK the democrats should be charged with hate crimes ALSO WHATS UP WITH YOU PEOPLE MAKING RACIST REMARKS ARE YOU STUPID OR WHAT LOL SOMEBODY ONCE ASKED ME WHAT COLOR IZ GOD I TOLD HIM GOD IZ CLEAR CRYSTAL CLEAR AND YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE HAPPY YOU ARE LIVING IN THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IF YOU DONT LIKE THE UNITED STATES AND YOU DONT RESPECT OUR AMERICAN FLAG THEN MAKE LIKE A TREE AND LEAVE

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

It's always the idiots like this kid the reason we have stupid laws about things - so EVERYBODY - INCLUDING STUPID PEOPLE understand. Anyway, that's kind of an aside. Did he ASK the people if they were even Chinese before he started stabbing them? If so, did he check if they just got off the boat from China? I seriously doubt either thing. Idiot.

YouremyboyBlue
YouremyboyBlue

José Gomez III - Third generation José Gomez read the article before you speak

GetrealMurica
GetrealMurica

1, he's Latino, not white. 2. He's a product of athiestic evolution in public schools.

As an athiestic evolutionary, you have no ground to complain nature is using a virus in natural selection to kill off the weakest.

Ponder that.

elrayoex
elrayoex

Hahahahahahahaha.............what a maroon.