Police investigating north Abilene homicide


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Police are investigating a homicide in north Abilene.

Joseph Rogers, 26, of Abilene, was pronounced dead at the hospital following an incident at a home on the 1800 block of University Blvd around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday.

“He came in the house and said he had been stabbed and that he was dying, so I called the ambulance,” said Robbie Rogers, Joseph’s uncle. 

Rogers said his nephew was in the back shed when he made his way to the back door of their house. 

“Do you think this was an accident? How are you going to accidentally stab someone in the neck?” said Rogers. 

Police say Rogers had “obvious signs of trauma from a knife” following what investigators believe was an altercation between him and a suspect who was known to him.

“I’m bummed out, he was a good kid,” said Ruben Jackson, Joseph’s neighbor. 

Jackson said he could hear the sirens. 

“Firefighters showed up, police came, and then an ambulance,” said Jackson. 

Officers canvassed the area to find out more information and released this video, asking if anyone has answers, to call Crime Stoppers

No arrests have been made and the potential suspect’s identity has not been released.

The investigation into this homicide continues.

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