Woman Beat Up In Deep Ellum To Face Charges

L'Daijohnique Lee
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DALLAS (KRLD) - The woman who was seen on video being beaten by a man in a Deep Ellum parking lot, now faces a felony charge in the case. 

Sources tell KRLD, a felony criminal mischief warrant has been signed by a judge for the arrest of L'Daijohnique Lee, the victim in the Deep Ellum assault. 

"We simply had information that was provided to us on a criminal offense. We thoroughly investigated that offense and we took the action that was taken today," Deputy Chief Thomas Castro said. "After Ms. Lee was assaulted, she broke out the windows of a vehicle belonging to Mr. Austin Shuffield. Based on the damage to the windows, witness testimony and Ms. Lee's own admission, officers filed a criminal mischief report at the time of the incident."

Lee's attorney Lee Merritt has been tweeting about the warrant claiming his client, "in a moment of desperation...allegedly broke the back windows of her assailants truck." Merritt went on to say, "it is undisputed that this occurred after the unprovoked attack."

A witness recorded video that showed Shuffield pull out a gun before knocking Lee's cellphone from her hand and kicking it away. He then punched her in the head and face 5 times. 

Shuffield claims he hit Lee out of self-defense because she hit him first.