Sheldon Magee

Sheldon Magee.

SUGAR LAND (Covering Fort Bend News) – A Houston man has been charged with murder and attempted murder of a police officer after killing his girlfriend and firing shots at responding police officers.

Sugar Land police arrested Sheldon Magee, 44, of Houston, for the murder of Kiva Herrera, 38, of Houston, on Aug. 11.

Police responded to a shooting at the Courtyard by Marriott, 16740 Creekbend Drive, on Aug. 11 at 1:15 p.m. Witnesses reported seeing an altercation between Magee and Herrera in the parking lot of the hotel followed by the sounds of gunshots.  

When police arrived, Herrera was found with a gunshot wound to the head.  First-responders performed CPR, but she was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

One of the first officers to arrive at the hotel located Magee near the parking lot holding a firearm.  An exchange of gunfire occurred between Magee and the responding officer.  Neither man was injured during the firefight, and Magee was taken into custody.

Police believe the shooting resulted from a domestic disturbance.  Herrera had recently ended a relationship with Magee. He located her in the parking lot, where they argued just before he killed her. 

Magee was later charged with murder and attempted murder of a peace officer. He remains in Fort Bend County Jail.

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