Garner Police Investigate Homicide
One Suspect in Custody
Garner Police have charged Lakesha Nicole Johnson, 40, with voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of Deric Shaw. The incident is still under investigation but investigators believe that this was a domestic related incident (boyfriend-girlfriend) that started as an argument in room 110 at the extended-stay hotel. Mr. Shaw was registered and staying in room 238 at the same hotel with his wife. No other arrests are expected in this case. The 5 year old child in the room at the time of the incident is believed to be the suspect's son. He was uninjured and sleeping during the incident.
Garner Police were called to the In Town Suites, 1491 US 70 Hwy West, for a stabbing at around 6:45pm Sunday evening. Deric Fernandza Shaw, 49, of Garner was transported to Wake Med where he died from his injuries. At this time, there is one suspect in custody but no charges have been filed. The Garner Police Department does not believe there is any continuing danger to the public related to this incident. Police are still in the beginning stages of this investigation,. Further information will be released when it becomes available.