HOUSTON (CW39) — A woman was stabbed to death late Thursday night at an apartment complex in southwest Houston, officials said.

The woman accused of the assault has been detained, but claims it was in self-defense, police said. The case will go to a grand jury to see if there will be any charges filed in the case.

Houston police and fire officials responded to reports of a stabbing around 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the 8100 block of Creekbend Drive.

When they arrived, officers said they found a female victim in the parking lot who was stabbed multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female is said to be 22 years old and her identity is pending verification. A preliminary investigation indicates the homeowner and a friend got into a fight. One woman has been detained at the scene, police said.

Officers said the preliminary investigation determined that the detained woman is one of the apartment tenants and the other was visiting. The visiting woman was intoxicated and was asked to leave by the tenant, police said.

The visiting woman became enraged and assaulted the tenant, then a man who knew both women tried to break up the fight, police said. The visiting woman broke away and again assaulted the tenant, which led to the the tenant picking up a kitchen knife and stabbing the visiting woman in the chest in self-defense, according to a preliminary investigation.

After consultation with HPD, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said that the case will be presented to a grand jury for review.