Baton Rouge Police officers were called to the 700 block of Harding Blvd in reference to a stabbing on Monday, September 2nd. Investigators learned that a female, later identified as Shonnitha Y. Norris, 49, had stabbed a victim at that location.
The incident started when Norris asked the 74-year-old victim to borrow his car. The victim declined to let Norris borrow the car, at which point she grabbed a kitchen knife, went out to the car and started slashing the driver’s seat. The victim went outside and was confronted again by Norris. When he turned to walk away Norris stabbed him with the knife. He was transported to OLOL hospital with what is described as a life-threatening injury.
Norris was taken into custody and charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property. She is currently being held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison awaiting a bond hearing.