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Man reportedly stands up for son, gets stabbed

An East Texas man remains hospitalized after a late night stabbing, reportedly while he was standing up for his son.

It happened around 9 p.m. Monday in the 500 block of Wells Street in Tyler.

Police said 39-year-old Eldon Wilks heard someone make a comment to his 14-year-old stepson outside his home.

Officials said when Wilks confronted the man and a fight began, Wilks reportedly received several cuts and stab wounds to the arms and upper body. The suspect, along with an identified friend, left before officers arrived. 

Don Martin works as the Public Information Officer for the Tyler Police Department and says they might have an ID on the suspect. 

"We do believe that we know who is involved in this. It's just a matter, again, of investigating thoroughly and making sure that this wasn't any type of self defense due to the fact that Wilks went out and confronted him first, so that is all being investigated at this point," Martin said.

No arrests have been made at this time. While Wilks is still in the hospital, we are told his injuries are not life-threatening. 
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