Sugar Land, TX – The Western District of Louisiana Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Charvas Thompson, 26, of Houston, yesterday for the murder of Wendy Duan, 28, of Sugar Land.
Sugar Land police responded to a shooting Saturday at 9:50 p.m. in the 1100 block of Oxford Mills Lane. Neighbors told police they heard shots fired. When officers arrived, they found Duan dead in the backyard with multiple gunshot wounds. Duan lived alone at the house, and no one else was inside the house when police arrived.
Detectives quickly identified Thompson after interviewing witnesses at the scene, reviewing nearby video and confirming his vehicle from license plate recognition cameras in the area. An arrest warrant was issued early Sunday morning charging Thompson with murder and setting his bond at $500,000.
Sugar Land police worked closely with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force and the Western District of Louisiana Violent Offenders Task Force and located Thompson in Shreveport, Louisiana. The investigation is ongoing. Thompson is expected to be transported to the Fort Bend County jail in the near future.
Duan began dating Thompson a week before she was shot and killed. Witnesses told police an argument led to the shooting, and Thompson drove away in his vehicle.
Anyone with additional information about the case should to contact the Sugar Land Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (281) 275-2540 or report anonymous tips to Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.