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Suspect arrested in connection to the stabbing death on Fondren Rd.

HOUSTON – Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal stabbing of a man on Fondren Road that occurred earlier this month.

Andre Jerome Ford, 28, is charged with the murder of 45-year-old singer Cedrick ‘Swab’ Cotton.

Cotton was involved in an argument with Ford outside the Fondren Food Mart on February 9. The argument continued inside the business. Moments later outside the storefront, Ford stabbed Cotton in his left side. Ford fled the scene and responding paramedics pronounced Cotton deceased.

Further investigation identified Ford as the suspect in this case and, Thursday (February 25), he was arrested by HPD South Gessner Patrol officers and subsequently charged for his role in Cotton’s death.

Houston Police Department

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