Argument about drug use leads to family stabbing in Mission

A Mission man is being bars after getting into an argument about his illegal drug use and stabbing a family member nine times.

Mission police arrested Alberto Ramirez on an aggravated assault charge on Monday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Ramirez is from California but had been staying with family for the past few months.

But police said Ramirez TMs family became upset over his illegal drug use and confronted him about it.

"He was confronted by the victim and other family members that he needed to stop the illegal use of narcotics and stop the heavy drinking, said Mission Police Chief Martin Garza. He wansn't happy and that's when he retaliated by punching the victim and causing him to hit the floor."

Once on the floor, Ramirez allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed the victim.

Chief Garza said Ramirez only stopped when another family member grabbed him and pinned him against the wall until police arrived.

The victim was taken to the hospital and has since been released.

Ramirez appeared before a municipal court judge on Tuesday morning where he was issued a $200,000 dollar bond.

Authorities filed an immigration detainer against Ramirez after he allegedly admitted to being in the United States illegally.