Man Allegedly High on Drugs and Carrying Gun Shot by Woman He Slapped in the Face


HOUSTON, TEXAS – An altercation among family members resulted in a man being shot in the abdomen by a woman who was in fear for her life and defending herself. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 12th at 7701 Cullen Boulevard.

According to HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detective S. De La Cruz, authorities have reason to believe that the man was high on narcotics and was involved in a dispute with a female family member, who he slapped in the face during the argument.

The woman noticed a gun in the front pocket of the man’s pants, and fearing that he would further harm her, she drew a concealed firearm and shot him once in the torso.  Paramedics transported him to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound.

The suspect, identified by police as Marshall Dwayne Knight, 40, has been charged with assault of a family member and terroristic threat in Harris County Criminal Court # 13.  Marshal remains hospitalized, and a booking photo is not currently available for release.

The female shooter, 39, sustained bruising to her face. After reviewing the facts of the case, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office will not file any against the woman, due to the fact that she was defending herself from the man.

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