18 year old Tyler man stabbed in the back

From Tyler Police Department Press Release

Tyler Police were notified of a stabbing victim at ETMC.  The victim, Josue Pinal, 18 of Tyler, was transported to the hospital via private vehicle after being stabbed one time in his upper back.  Pinal said the incident occurred in the 600 block of East Oakwood St.

Other officers responded to that location and located the crime scene.  The scene was processed for evidence.  Pinal and other witnesses gave conflicting accounts of what had happened.  At this time, the suspect is unknown.  This case will be forwarded to the Major Crimes Unit for investigation.  Pinal's injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

Anyone with information concerning this incident are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at (903)531-1000 or Smith County Crimestoppers at (903)597-2833.