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.

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h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

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

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.

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Bluelineadvocate
Bluelineadvocate

You buffoon, he is obviously of Hispanic descent, what does that have to do with white people? His grandparents probably weren’t even alive when black people were slaves. I swear that black people ALWAYS gotta go in their pockets and pull out that race card. No matter what the situation, even in one that doesn’t have ANYTHING at all to do with white people, you blame white people. Use your brain, if you have one, instead of blaming a group of people that don’t even have a connection to this!!!

Blueknight47
Blueknight47

Marxist will Never change either as GOMEZ is not an AMERICAN RACIST just like MARXEST. Since you HATE white AMERICA so much Why don't you take your RACIST out of America as we don't want YOU or GOMEZ here!

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Black people have not been exclusively discriminated against in America. Chinese have been treated horribly as have Jews. The difference is they both didn’t develop the “victim mentality” and have lived extremely successful lives. Jews and Chinese are two of the most successful groups in America which by the way is one of the least racist countries in the world. I didn’t mean “your world”, I meant “the world”.

JBoH
JBoH

Also, even the Irish were treated badly during this country's growth and Catholics, though not a race, were treated differently even up to Kennedy's election.

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

Why don't you just leave? Believe me, you won't be missed.

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

Let's not forget my people. Indians were treated terribly too. Nothing will ever change because of people like Marxist. They love playing the victim. They have absolutely no pride at all.

Toni2018
Toni2018

He learned to commit hate crimes for fools like yourself.

WordsArentViolence
WordsArentViolence

By your logic, i can say White poeple learned it from Arabs who still trade slaves.
But good to know only white people are the baddies. Even though we made more strides to END all the bad in the world.

flybynight
flybynight

Yet you're still here. Making one stupid remark after remark. 🙄

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

He's white. Him being Hispanic has nothing to do with his race.

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.


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