Written by Phil Cerroni
The Irving Police Department is currently investigating a murder that occurred at the non-profit agency, Irving Cares. At approximately 10:29 a.m. on Dec. 28, officers responded to the 400 block of S. Nursery in reference to a stabbing.
When officers arrived, they located a 55-year-old female victim inside of the location suffering from multiple stab wounds. Officers also made contact with the 47-year-old male suspect who was being detained by a security guard. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.
According to the initial investigation, it appears as if the suspect and victim are husband and wife and arrived at the location together. After speaking with an employee, the suspect, for an unknown reason, became angry and started stabbing the victim. The suspect was stopped and detained by a security guard until the police arrived.
The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Sharon Elizabeth Gooden of Irving. The suspect has been identified as 47-year-old Roy Lee Gooden of Irving.
The investigation is ongoing; therefore, a motive is unknown and details are limited. Roy Lee Gooden was booked into the Irving Jail on one count of murder.