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. A photo of Shemika Newell is attached to this
HPD Homicide Division Officers E. R. Carstens and J. L. Coffelt
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.