Viral video of local teen girl attack leads to charges

HOUSTON - A viral video of a teen girl attacking another girl has led to charges being filed.

The name of aggressor in the video, who's referred to as "Sharkeisha," has been trending on Twitter for days and has sparked internet memes.  The video shows that the victim, 17-year-old Shamichael Manuel, was completely unaware of the first punch that was coming her way on Nov. 19. She told Local 2 she was attacked after she was lured to an apartment complex in northwest Harris County where she thought she was picking up some of her belongings.

"I considered every one of them my friend. It was crazy when they did that to me," Manuel told Local 2 last week.

Manuel's lip was cut and her glasses were broken, causing her right eye to swell shut. A couple of days later, she found out the whole thing had been caught on several cell phone cameras.

Now the girl who is identified as Sharkeisha in the video is being charged with assault with bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor offense.

The 16-year-old was taken into custody Thursday morning and is currently in custody of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department.

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