In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 6th, 2023, just before 3:30am, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Section received a 911 call from a resident at a home in the 600 block of Catalina Drive who reported a stabbing at that location. This address is in the Stratmoor Valley area of unincorporated El Paso County.
When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered an adult male with multiple stab wounds. Deputies rendered first aid and he was eventually transported to a local hospital for treatment where he remains at this time.
An on-scene investigation enabled deputies to determine the victim's girlfriend, identified as Alexa Henry-Strasburg, DOB: 12-18-1997, to be the sole suspect in this stabbing. She was arrested and later booked into the El Paso County Jail for the charges of Criminal Attempt - First Degree Murder with a Domestic Violence enhancer, a Class 2 Felony, as well as additional domestic violence-related charges for 2nd Degree Assault, Harassment, and a charge for possessing drug paraphernalia. She is currently being held without a bond.
Domestic Violence is unfortunately a significant challenge in the Pikes Peak region and too many people suffer in silence. That doesn't have to be the case. For our neighbors who are involved in a violent domestic relationship, you are not alone. If you are in imminent danger, call 911! Additionally, TESSA is one local resource that can provide temporary shelter and other resources to assist domestic violence victims. Those in need can can confidentially call TESSA at 719-633-3819. Victims can also call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or TTY to 800-787-3224.
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