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Suspect in Sugar Land Murder Arrested in Louisiana

(SUGAR LAND) – The suspect in the murder of 28-year-old Sugar Land resident Wendy Duan has been arrested after he was located in Shreveport, Louisiana. Duan was shot during what police say was a domestic disturbance. The Western District of Louisiana Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Charvas Thompson, 26, of Houston, yesterday.

Charvas Thompson

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.


Sugar Land police responded to the shooting Saturday, Jan. 7, 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.


Anyone with additional information about the case should 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.


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