POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Stabbing Investigation at 12141 Richmond Avenue

May 13, 2024 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man located at 12141 Richmond Avenue about 12:30 a.m. today (May 10).  

The suspect, Shawna Sharell Torrence, 38, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member in the 488th State District Court.  A booking photo of Torrence is attached to this news release.  

The male victim, 39, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.  

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detective D. King reported:  

HPD patrol officers were investigating an unrelated incident at the above address when they were alerted of a male dropped off with a stab wound to the leg by an unidentified female. The male told emergency medical personnel the female (Torrence), who attempted to leave the location, was trying to kill him.  Patrol officers detained Torrence for further questioning.

An initial investigation indicated the male and Torrence, who were in a dating relationship, as well as a witness had gone to several bars.  When they left the last location, the male sat in the back seat of the vehicle and the witness sat in the front seat.   After dropping off the witness, Torrence tried to speak to the male, who was unresponsive.  When she reached back to touch his leg, it was bloody.  Torrence then drove the male to the above location on Richmond to be treated.  The male was then transported via Life Flight helicopter to another hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Further investigation identified Torrence as the suspect in this case.  The Harris County District Attorney's Office was contacted and Torrence was subsequently charged for her role in this incident.  The investigation is continuing. 

Shawna Sharell Torrence
Shawna Sharell Torrence

VHS/SOA/JKS  5-13-24
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