Suspect in custody after stabbing 4 during church service

Church stabbing leaves several wounded man in custody

Four people were stabbed Wednesday during a church service at a Texas home and a man is in custody, police said.

The suspect, 28-year-old Marco Antonio Moreno, immediately surrendered to congregants after the stabbing, Hooper said.

Corpus Christi police responded to the 1200 block of Cambridge Drive, near Ray High School, just after 7 p.m., police Lt. J.C. Hooper said.

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One of the victims, a 61-year-old man, died from his injuries.

He's being held at the Nueces County jail on murder and aggravated assault charges. Clement said both were taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Jail records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

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Witnesses told police that the suspect had been a parishioner for some time and they had no idea he was able of this. Police did not identify the church, but KRIS-TV reported that the address of the home matched up with Kingdom Acts Ministries International. Police tell 3News the pastor was the first person attacked and he was struck in the chest.

In November, a gunman fatally shot more than two dozen worshippers at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, before dying of an apparent self-inflected gunshot wound.

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