On November 5, 2020, at 6:30 a.m., Dallas Police responded to the 5800 block of Trio Lane in regards to a cutting call. Witnesses at the location reported that the suspect, Cindy Griffin, a 60-year-old black female, attacked the victim, Michael Rogers, a 42-year-old black male, with a bladed instrument and fled the location on foot.

Patrol officers located the suspect a short distance from the offense location and transported her to Dallas Police Headquarters, where she was interviewed by a detective with the Homicide Unit.

She was subsequently transported to Lew Sterrett Jail and charged with murder, a felony of the first degree.