Duane Lopez is the owner of JNE Auto Services in San Carlos, Texas. A man named Francisco Salinas Nieto was working at the shop and was living in the space.
Lopez had told Nieto that he was no longer welcome on the premises and needed to vacate. When Lopez came by to check on the property he was confronted by Nieto. At some point in the confrontation, Nieto pulled a knife and stabbed Lopez in the neck.
Stabbed on his own property, Lopez drew his handgun and fired four shots at Nieto. When authorities arrived they found Nieto on the ground and had him transported to the hospital where he died from his wounds. Lopez was treated and released from the hospital for his stabbing injuries.