False suicide claim: Dead man’s girlfriend now wanted for murder

Published 2:24 pm Friday, January 11, 2019

A woman who told police that her boyfriend shot himself is now wanted for his murder.

Sgt. Roderick Holmes said Friday that police have charged 28-year-old Jakia Thomas with murder and are looking for her to arrest her.

Thomas originally told police that her boyfriend, 32-year-old Demarcus Harris, shot himself in December. Harris later died in a hospital.

Holmes, though, says police later concluded that Thomas had shot Harris. She was charged with domestic aggravated assault and released on $3,500 bail. Now police want to re-arrest her and take her to court to face the upgraded murder charge.