Incident At 4900 Weaver

July 29, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 4900 Weaver about 11:35 p.m. on Thursday (July 26).

The suspect, Shemika Newell (b/f, DOB: 4/9/77), has been charged with murder in the 180th State District Court. She is still wanted in this incident and is described as 5 feet 1 inches tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds.

HPD Homicide Division Officers E. R. Carstens and J. L. Coffelt reported:

The victim, whose identity is pending notification to next of kin, and his ex-girlfriend Newell, were said to be arguing on the sidewalk because Newell thought the victim had taken her drugs. Newell then pulled out a pistol and shot the victim one time in the neck. The victim was transported to Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, but died a short time later during surgery.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shemika Newell is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

MES 7-29-07
Inc. #110577607

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