Alton Lamarr Straughter, 49, Bayou Body Count No. 2

A woman who claimed a man had stolen her purse stabbed him to death Tuesday afternoon, Houston police say.

The victim, who police say was aged between 40 and 50, was stabbed multiple times in an apartment complex parking lot in the 6100 block of West Tidwell about 3:15 p.m., police say. His identity has not yet been released. HPD has now ID'd him as Alton Lamarr Straughter, 49. Tomekya Scheree Timmons, 30, has been charged with huis murder.

Police say the suspect was heard screaming and accusing the man of stealing her purse.

"The suspect followed the victim around and, near the back of the complex, [and] she pulled a weapon out of her bag and stabbed the victim," HPD says. "The victim managed to get to the entrance of the complex where he collapsed. According to witnesses, the suspect stood over the victim and yelled at him about her purse. She then told onlookers the victim had stolen her purse and left the scene on foot."

She is described as "a black female in her twenties and wearing capri-style black pants. She is known to live in the area," police say.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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