Shreveport woman arrested after stabbing man

Shreveport Police Department
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 11:00am

Shreveport Police investigators have charged a local woman in connection with a stabbing that sent a man to the hospital overnight.

Tamika Washington, 42, of Shreveport, was arrested on charges of attempted second degree murder,

Just after 10:00 p.m., on Thursday night, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to a stabbing that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of Abilene Street in east Shreveport. Upon officers arrival at the home, contact was made with Washington who advised authorities she had just stabbed a man following a dispute between them. Washington alleged that 51-year-old Bernard Wright, physically assaulted her causing her to stab him. Wright who sustained several stab wounds to the upper body was transported to LSUHSC with injuries that were initially thought to be life threatening.

Wright was last listed in fair condition.

Shreveport Police Violent Crimes Detectives were summoned to the scene and immediately launched an investigation.

It was learned that Wright, who lives in the home, is known to Washington; however the pair is not married and exact nature of their relationship is unknown. Washington, who showed no visible signs of injury, was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Shreveport Police headquarters where she was interviewed by detectives.

Following subsequent interviews, Washington was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.

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