Update -- Alexander Ervin has been charged with first-degree murder. His bond is set at $1 million.
Earlier -- A 58-year-old man was fatally stabbed by his son in West Austin Wednesday evening, according to Austin Police Department homicide detective, Sgt. Brian Miller.
Ray Scott Ervin was taken to Brackenridge hospital after suffering multiple stab wounds inside his West Austin home in the 4600 block of Horseshoe Bend, on the northern edge of Camp Mabry. He was pronounced dead at 7:10 p.m.
Ervin’s 20-year-old son Alexander was arrested on the scene. His younger brother, who police are not mentioning by name because he is a juvenile, was a witness to the crime.
Investigators are looking into possible motives for the stabbing, but Sgt. Miller said as of now it appears he “just snapped.”
There were two previous calls to the home in 2011 and 2012. Both for what’s deemed a ‘disturbed person’ call, concerning Alexander Ervin. Miller would not go into more details about those events.
Alexander Ervin is expected to be charged with murder later on today. He is still in custody.
This is Austin's 14th murder of 2013.
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