SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A man is charged following a domestic-related incident where a woman protected herself on Thursday morning.
Eric Stringer, 34, faces one charge of domestic abuse battery, according to the Shreveport Police Department.
Just before 9:15 p.m., officers were called to the 5000 block of Greenwood Road regarding a stabbing. Stringer was suffering from a non-life-threatening injury. He was sent to a Shreveport hospital for treatment.
“Detectives with the Homicide division responded to the hospital and found inconsistencies in Stringer’s statements,” reads a news release from police. “After further questioning of witnesses and the victim, detectives learned that Stringer attacked the female victim, striking her in the head with an object. When Stringer attempted to strike her again, the victim armed herself with a knife and stabbed Stringer in what detectives believe was an act of self-defense. Stringer then told the victim not to call 911.”
Stringer also had a Caddo warrant for his arrest for drug possession.
After he is released from the hospital, he will be booked into the Shreveport City Jail.
Shreveport Police has help for you, a family member, or anyone you know in a domestic violence situation. Call 318-673-7300 #3 or call a Domestic Violence Detective at 318-673-6955.