GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport police released new information Wednesday related to an ongoing attempted murder investigation. Department spokesman Sgt. Damon McDaniel said the 3-year-old boy who was stabbed three times by his mother Monday night is in stable condition at a Mobile, AL, hospital.
McDaniel said police now know what may have led to the stabbing. Investigators believe an argument between the boy's mother and father, who are married, led to the violence.
The boy's mother, Nomatter Gava-Hudson, 26, remains behind bars at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on a $1 million bond.
The man who witnessed the alleged stabbing said he was in the right place at the right time to save the boy's life.
Devon Stachowiack said he saw a man holding a woman down, and the woman was complaining something had happened to her baby. That's when he saw the injured toddler stumbling towards him.
"The car was right here. There's a bloody blanket that was here, and I laid him down, just started using CLS on him, like a mild version of it trying to take care of him," said Stachowiack in an interview with WLOX. "I was absolutely terrified about what was going on. For the most part, I was worried that the kid was going to die."
McDaniel said officers responded to the scene around 11 p.m. and transported the boy to a local hospital for treatment. He was later flown to a hospital in Mobile.
Gava-Hudson was arrested without incident and charged with attempted murder.
Capt. Jennifer Bosco, spokeswoman for Keesler Air Force Base, confirmed the boy's father is stationed at the base and is serving with the 81st Training Wing.