HOUSTON – A 27-year-old woman faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of a man in southwest Houston on Valentine’s Day, according to the Houston Police Department. It was later discovered the woman was already wanted for capital murder in a killing that happened seven years ago.
Shakiya Cruz, 27, was taken into custody Friday night for the killing of Lorenzo Guevara.
Guevara’s body was found in a parking lot near Wilcrest and the 11700 block of the Southwest Freeway on the South U.S. Highway 59 service road.
“Upon arrival, officers spoke with a witness who stated he saw a black female shooting at a gray Chevrolet Impala,” police wrote. “Following the shooting, the female was observed getting into the vehicle with a male and fleeing the scene.”
Officials said Cruz’s boyfriend drove the car with Guevara’s body inside to an apartment building, located in the 15200 block of Gray Ridge Drive, and called police. Police said Cruz told her boyfriend that Guevara had threatened her.
Officers met with Cruz around 9 p.m. Friday.
After her arrest, police discovered that a capital murder warrant had been issued for Cruz in December of 2019.
Police said Cruz is accused of beating, robbing and strangling 24-year-old David Oshodi-Alagoa at his apartment, located in the 2800 block of Shadowbriar, on Nov. 11, 2013.
On Monday, a magistrate ordered Cruz to be held on a $500,000 bond in Guevara’s killing. She’s also been ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation.