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Incident at 13725 Cambury Drive

April 3, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man at 13725 Cambury Drive about 11:25 p.m., on Saturday, April 2, 2005.

The victim is identified as Nicholas Dawson, 22, of 13725 Cambury Drive, Apt. #211. The suspect is identified as Christopher Antwon Cole.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.E. Elliot and Officer J.C. Bonaby reported:

On Saturday night the suspect, Cole, found his girlfriend with another man, Dawson, inside his apartment. The suspect and the victim had an argument and Cole told his girlfriend and Dawson to leave. Cole also left the apartment to go to the store and when he returned was confronted by Dawson and the female. Dawson approached Cole and struck him in the face causing him to fall to the ground. Dawson stood over Cole and continued to strike him with closed fists. The female attempted to break up the fight unsuccessfully. Cole attempted to reason with Dawson several times during the physical attack. Cole felt that Dawson was trying to kill him so he pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed him. Dawson kept attacking Cole and Cole continued to stab Dawson. Dawson finally stopped the attack and backed away. Cole ran to his apartment to find out that Dawson had shattered his apartment window and kicked in his front door. Cole went to a neighbor's apartment, called 911 and waited for the police to arrive. Dawson was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple stab wounds.

Cole and the female witness were taken to Homicide Division for written statements and after these were completed, the Harris County District Attorney's office was contacted.

Due to the facts and evidence at the scene, this case will be referred to the Grand Jury without charges. The suspect in this case was arrested and released without charges. The next of kin has been notified.

JGA 4-3-05

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.