Victim in fatal stabbing identified, suspect now in custody

Argument leads to deadly stabbing
Police on the scene of an overnight deadly stabbing (Source: KCBD)
Police on the scene of an overnight deadly stabbing (Source: KCBD)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One person is in custody following a deadly stabbing early Monday morning.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance call, at the Chaparral Apartments, in the 5800 block of 24th Street, around 12:10 a.m. Monday. The first officer on the scene found 35-year-old Shranda Carson suffering from stab wounds and began providing first aid until paramedics arrived. Carson was taken to UMC where she later died.

Detectives with the LPD Persons Crimes Unit began a homicide investigation at the apartment complex. They were able to quickly identify 29-year-old Justin Deshone Jackson as a possible suspect in the murder.

A sworn affidavit from a witness included in Jackson's arrest warrant says the witness told police Carson and Jackson had been arguing the previous day about Jackson having a new girlfriend.

The warrant also states the witness said she overheard Jackson threaten to kill Carson and told her, "that if he could not have her, no one would."

The witness said she was in the apartment but went to the bathroom to return and find the front door open, Jackson gone and Carson on the floor of the kitchen in a pool of blood.

Around 4 a.m. Monday, just hours after the stabbing, officers found Jackson in the 2900 block of East Baylor. According to the warrant, he was driven to his mother's residence by his new girlfriend.

The warrant also says his mother told police Jackson told her that he stabbed his girlfriend and that he was afraid she was dead.

He was arrested and taken to the Lubbock County Detention Center. Jackson is facing a murder charge and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Annie Brown, cousin of Carson, said she didn't know about her relationship with Jackson but now understands she was trying to get out of it.

Women's Protective Services tells KCBD NewsChannel 11 that this controlling behavior, extreme jealousy and possessiveness are all warning signs and red flags of an abusive relationship.

Education Advocate Steve Garcia says research shows leaving a domestic violence situation can be the most dangerous part of that toxic relationship, as the abuser tries to regain control.

While everyone's situation is different and it can be difficult to leave, WPS urges anyone in this type of relationship to contact police, tell confidants or call WPS for help.

The numbers to WPS's 24-Hour Crisis Hotline for people in the Lubbock area are 1-806-747-6491 or 1-800-736-6491. Garcia says you can also remain anonymous and still receive tips on safety.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).

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